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Sparkling Wine / Champagne / Cava / Cremant / Prosecco = “Sparkling Spectacular”

This following wines were part of blind tasting by the #SDWM (twitter hashtag) group – our “Sparkling Spectacular”. We were fortunate enough to have bottles of bubbles from all over the world, a dozen of which I found interesting enough to write up. The results were quite surprising.  Flat-out amazing deals exist in the sparkling […]

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USA, Meritage, Red Blend, Stuart Cellars, Tatria, California, 1999


N/ Dry gunny sack. Tad hot. Stale, dried cherries. Smoked paprika. Black pepper. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Slightly chalky. Burnt cherries and dry earth. Price = $50-60.   Rating = C

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