Under pressure in the bottle, they lie and wait for their moment to escape and effervesce. For some of them their day may come soon.
Splits (375 ml)
Just enough for a toast or before meal glass.
Ferrari, Sparkling Brut Rosé $17
60% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
Salmon pink in color. The bouquet is distinct and very refined, with the fresh fragrance of hawthorn flowers, red currants and wild strawberries. The taste is Dry, clean and elegant, with a delicate finish of sweet almonds. Perfect served as an aperitif or with lighter dishes, especially seafood.
Moutard, Brut Grande Cuvée $20
The Grande Cuvee is aged for at least three years. The wine is complex and nuanced, with fine, intense bubbles. It has a seductive bouquet of pears, grilled almonds, mineral notes and apple pie followed by rich flavors of ripe stone fruits, honey and buttered toast and a remarkably ling, delicate finish.
Champu, Brut Tradition $21
50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier
The very intense and slightly steely flavors of the Chardonnay blended with discrete notes of Pinot Noir give the wine an exquisite lightness and fruitiness. This Champagne presents a fruity and smooth nose of Pinot Meunier with typical notes of green apples and pears.
Pierre Paillard, Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru $31
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Spicy orange zest and honeydew on the fragrant, mineral-accented nose. Dry and tightly focused, offering lively Meyer lemon and melon flavors and a deeper suggestion of nectarine. Finishes with building floral character and excellent tangy persistence, leaving bitter citrus zest and dusty mineral notes behind. –
Canard Duchêne, Authentic Brut $26
45% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay
Authentic Brut epitomizes the Canard-Duchene style, where freshness and intensity bring together nobility and nature. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the wine is characterized by fresh fruit aromas jostling with brioche notes. The fruit aromas carry through to the palate and intermingle with pastry notes.
Moutard, Brut Grande Cuvée $32
The Grande Cuvee is aged for at least three years. The wine is complex and nuanced, with fine, intense bubbles. It has a seductive bouquet of pears, grilled almonds, mineral notes and apple pie followed by rich flavors of ripe stone fruits, honey and butttered toast and a remarkably long, delicate finish.
Magnum 1.5 liters $72
Liebart Régnier, Les Sols Bruns $36
60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
Cellar aged for 3 years with a subtle nose with a predominance of apricot and yellow peach. Delicate menthol, biscuity fragrances add richness with a lively tension from the citrus, predominantly pomelo flavors, this full-bodied wine has a delicate tartness to get your juices flowing. It is multi-layered and full of character. The dominance of Pinot Meunier means that its fruitiness is already enjoyable, pushing attractive citrus and fresh pineapple flavors forward. Was $44 now $36
Pascal Ponson, 1er Cru Champagne $40
80% Pinot Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay
A small grower producer from Montagne de Reims. The Brut has rich and creamy aromas of red and yellow apple, quince, lemon blossom, white mushroom, honeysuckle, hazelnut, and delicate purple flowers are woven around a strong core of mineral notes.
José Michel, Brut Tradition $43
70% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay
The Brut is composed of reserve wines that are 5 or 6 years old. The wine has great toast on the nose, along with ripe but crisp lemon and some orange zest followed by a full-bodied mouthfeel and a long finish.
R.H. Coutier, Grand Cru Cuvée Tradition $45
80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
This stunning Brut Tradition shows rich, leesy fruit obtained through extended bottle aging prior to disgorging. Quite vinous in texture, it is full and long with crisp apple fruit notes on the finish and showing some toasty notes in the nose. Very low dosage levels allow the great Ambonnay fruit to shine.
Boizel Brut Réserve $48
55% Pinot Noir,30% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
Liquorice aromatic notes with resonant plum and redapple. Deep, exuberant, mouth-filling, vigorous and long, this is an exuberant, vinous Champagne with plenty of richly-textured aromatic lift. 97pts Decanter
Paul Dethune Grand Cru Brut Reserve $50
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
A good price for a grand cru, the reserve is made up of older vintages. Its intense nose has aromas of underbrush, honeysuckle and bergamot. Its freshness and liveliness are combined with its creamy flavor and a delicate honey finish.
Durmont & Fils Solera Reserve Brut $52
This is made using the solera method. Dumont has dedicated one stainless steel tank that was first filled in 1991. He has been adding to the tank every year, making it at present, a blend of approximately 20 vintages. There is a lot going on here: apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla. Organic
Wafflart-Anoniolli 1er Cru Blanc de Blanc $56
From the premier cru village of Sacy, in the Petit Montagne, comes an exceptional producer, Thierry Wafflart. Unlike typical Blanc de Blancs from the Cote de Blanc, this expression of Chardonnay balances the acidity with roundness and depth, revealing luscious complexity with hints of soft fruits and earthy aromas. This wine will upend your previous notions of Blanc de Blanc.
Jean Vesselle Oeil de Perdrix Rosé $58
100% Pinot Noir
A grower Rosé Champagne from Bouzy. Dried rose petals, orange zest, white pepper and mint give much of its high-toned aromatics, but there is plenty of depth to the fruit as well. Deceptively medium in body, the Oeil de Perdrix possesses striking finesse and exceptional overall balance. Oeil de Perdrix is an old-fashioned style of Blanc de Noirs with just a touch of color from a very short period of skin contact at pressing.
2013 José Michel Special Club Champagne $80
50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Meunier
Rich, creamy and beautifully crafted, with nice toasty note, and lots of Peachy fruit.
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé $85
40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier
A gorgeous rosé Champagne with sliced strawberries, orange peel and hints of cream and pie crust. Medium body, tight and integrated tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Tangy acidity. The texture shows a fine bead and lightness. Long and intense
Proa Cava Brut Méthode Traditionell $13
40% Macabeo, 30% Xarel-lo, 30% Parellada
Translucent pale yellow with foamy head effervescence. Nice composition with a quite dry profile, well-balanced and with a rather long refined taste. Pair with shellfish, appetizers and snacks, lean fish, cured meats, or just as an aperitif.
Domaine Saint Vincent Brut $13
80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
Made by Gruet, the Domain Saint Vincent Brut is a soft yellow-gold, crisp and lively, with a nose of green apple and citrus mineral notes. This well balanced food-friendly sparkler offers bright, crisp acidity complemented by a touch of yeast on the delightfully long finish.
Achard-Vincent Brut Sparkling $14
Clairette de Die
This brut bottling is a dry wine made exclusively from Clairette, crafted by the méthode traditionnelle that is also used in Champagne. With refreshing citrus and a hint of honeysuckle on the nose followed by a delicious-with-anything palate, this minerally sparkler ensures palate stimulation with every sip. Was $20 now $14
Marques de la Concordia Reserva Brut Nature Cava $14
30% Chardonnay, 25% Macabeo, 20% Xarello, 25% Parellada
After 48 months (yes, 4 years!) in the bottle, this cava shows a brilliant pale yellow color with incredibly abundant bubbles. It boasts fruit notes as well as those notes coming from the prolonged ageing that give it an extraordinary complexity and the ‘creamy’ notes. The finish is long, elegant and complex.
Moutard Pet Mout $14
Petillant Naturel, aka “Pet Nat,” is a traditional method of producing sparkling wine where the wine is bottled prior to the completion of primary fermentation. The bubble is fine, the aromas of citrus fruits, floral and mineral go very well with freshness and elegance in mouth in addition to an acidity which allows balance between aromatic power and softness. Fun summer wine. Organic
Delmas Blanquette de Limoux $15
90% Mauzac, 10% Chenin
The Blanquette de Limoux is made from Mauzac, a traditional variety that gives body and aroma, with Chenin that reinforces the bouquet and adds freshness and finesse. The Delmas is a creamy-textured, full-bodied wine with a fine yeasty character, subtly fruity, with toasty green apple and lemon flavors. Organic and Vegan
Vincenzo Toffoli Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG Extra Dry $15
Vincenzo grew up working the vineyards until 1964 when he was able to buy some of them and start making his own wines. Now most of the work has passed on to his sons. Their Prosecco is clean and fresh with a nice sparkle.
German Gilabert Cava Brut Nature Reserva $15
50% Macabeo, 30% Xarlelo, 20% Parellada
This Brut Nature is from an organic vineyard in the Alt Penedès, one of the highest altitude sites in Catalonia for Cava. The vines were planted 35 years ago on sandy and chalky soils. There’s finesse as well—fine bubbles, delicate aromas of green and red apples and mineral notes. The wine’s acidity is crystalline and sharp, the flavors deep and focused on fresh lime. Organic
Saint Just Crémant de Loire Brut $22
80% Chenin, 20% Chardonnay
A rich Cremant with a fruity nose followed by almond, quince, and pear on the palate. This finish has an elegant creamy texture with long flavors.
Antica Fratta Brut Franciacorta DOCG $25
90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero
Franciacorta is to Italy what Champagne is to France. The calcareous soils producing complex mineraled wines. The Antica Fratta is blended out of a library of base wines and then aged 2 years in bottle. It is an elegantly fresh, vivacious and full wine characterized by pleasing aromas of fresh fruit, wild blossoms and subtle bread crust.
Six Peaks Blanc de Noir Cuvée Brut $30
Quality Oregon bubbles at a reasonable price. Made with 100% Pinot noir form our Laurel Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountain AVA. Aromatics consist of fresh baked bread, strawberry shortcake and rich cognac. Made in the traditional method, this brut sparkling wine was hand-riddled and recently disgorged.
Six Atmospheres Blanc de Blancs $32
Washington State Method Champenoise. Crisp and delicious.