Wine Department: Expert Picks December 2018

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  • 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.

Pol Roger Brut Champagne

Pol Roger

Brut Champagne

Champagne, France

Retail: $65.99

Classic Champagne! Yeasty and bready. Crisp and fruity with acid to spare.

92 Points ~ Wine Spectator

Maison de Grand Esprit

Maison de Grand Esprit L’Etre Magique

Cremant de Bougogne

Burgundy, France

Retail: $19.99

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

Lucien Albrecht

Lucien Albrecht

NV Cremant d’Alsace Brut

Alsace, France

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

Argyle 2014 Vintage Brut


2014 Vintage Brut

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Retail $21.99

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

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