Silverdale, WA 11% alc. (Purchased on 12/20/13)
I would not have purchased this wine if not for the 20% off sale…the fact that my sparkling wine inventory is currently the only thing low in my cellar…and the fact that I’m a sucker for pretty pink sparklers in clear glass bottles.
Very attractive pale pink color and an immediate foamy mousse head upon first pour. Nice steady stream of tiny bubbles, but it slows down rapidly. Has a somewhat gaseous, lightly sulfury nose that’s not particularly attractive. Fair bubble in the mouth but restrained flavors with very faint strawberry flavors; lacking well defined fruit and just slightly less than bone dry. Decent extract and mouthfeel, but very ordinary…and leaves a rather peculiar flavor in the mouth on the finish. I checked on line…even found their uninformative web site, but couldn’t figure out where in France it comes from or what grapes are used in production. No more for me, thanks. You can likely find a much tastier pink Spanish cava (like Segura Viudas) for around the same price.