Wine Department: Expert Picks December 2018Back to feed
- Posted: 11/27/2018
- Categories: Wine
The holidays suggest celebration, and what has always been synonymous with celebration is sparkling wine. Whether it’s Champagne, Cava, Prosecco or sparkling wine from anywhere else in the world, the geeks here at Jungle Jim’s Wine Department have you covered.
Classic Champagne! Yeasty and bready. Crisp and fruity with acid to spare.
92 Points ~ Wine Spectator
Maison de Grand Esprit L’Etre Magique
Cremant de Bougogne
Bone dry with a nice zip! Great minerality and saltiness coming from the Bay of Biscay. Apricot and fresh peach liven up a stone-driven wine.
90 Points ~ Decanter
NV Cremant d’Alsace Brut
Regular Price $29.99
Jungle’s Price $19.99
Yeasty hints of buttered brioche and notes of green apple and pear with a touch of almond, this is a great value in French bubbles.
92 Points ~ Decanter
2014 Vintage Brut
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Stunning sparkling wine from Oregon, there’s crisp stone fruit from the Chardonnay and hints of red berry notes from the Pinot Noir. A terrific sparkler for the Holidays.
91 Points ~ Wine Spectator