Origin: Arroyo Grande Valley, CA
Winemaker: David Hickey
Retail Price: $22
Notes: This "virtual winery's"
second release of the Champagne style, a clear salmon color
hints at the wine's Pinot Noir influence. A yeasty, heady
aroma is deceptive of the sparkler's delicate, citrus flavors,
great acid and a long, creamy finish. Round in the mouth,
with a balanced effervescence. (Date tasted 01/20/05)
Suggestions: You may sip it all
day long or pair
it with and array of foods; from appetizers to desserts via
cheeses. Considering its characteristics the wine delivers
a great value and is a top choice for Valentine's Day celebrations.
Web site: www.chateaugayot.com