Wine of the Day: La Crema Brut Rose Sparkling Wine

The countdown is on, and bubbles will be popping! Christmas is almost here, along with a fabulous new year, and one item is required for both, bubbles. From Russian River Valley La Crema crafts a luscious, lively, traditional method Brut Rose ($45). The sparkling wine blends 73% Pinot Noir with 27% Chardonnay, both of which are whole-cluster pressed ensuring freshness is maintained throughout the vibrant wine. Aged for 2 years en triage (on the lees/yeasts) giving a light biscuit and blanched almond note to the aromatic sparkler. The bubble opens with aromas of fresh wildflowers and apple blossom, followed by layers of lemon curd, creamy toasted meringue, red berries, and baked apple. Balanced and bright, there is a focused mineral note that is carried throughout, melding harmoniously with the fruity, creamy layers. A perfect way to toast the holiday. #Cheers