Brut Rosé, North Coast
This wine smells like strawberries dusted with sugar and a few raspberries. It shows depth and refreshment at once. The core of fruit is heady under the misty bubbles, popping into nothing just as they hit your nose. This wine commands your attention on the palate, with rich, round fruit vibes and a hint of salinity. It's a great American Sparkler.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Here is an exceptionally well focused Rosé that, while deftly infused with a keen streak of yeasty richness, conveys continuous, fresh cherry fruit from start to finish and comes up a winner for its lively balance and its lovely finesse. It is long on effusive, very fine bubbles that simply refuse to quit and shows no small degree of complexity in a mannerly, neatly measured mix that, at every turn, is marked by exacting champenization, and it is wholly free of the vinous astringency to which some Rosés are prone.