Champagne Expert Richard Juhlin & Wines of Effervescence 2018
Wines of the Night
2016 Hillersden Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc ($20)
A beguiling combination of gooseberry, melon, tropical fruits and lime zest, along with an elegant seam of acidity, and a refreshing effervescence. This crisp, clean and undeniably vibrant sparkling wine elevates classic Marlborough Sauvignon to celebratory levels. A perfect partner to the freshest of seafood, particularly oysters. This wine is equally delicious on its own and imperative when there is cause to raise one’s glass.
2016 Flying Goat Cellars Goat Bubbles ($42)
Cut pear, yellow apple, a touch of melon, light white peach, just-cut lemon and an intriguing cream corn element show on the nose of this wine by Norm Yost, one of the region's sparkling pioneers. The palate offers sliced lemon, toast, poached Asian pear and a shred of almond, layered through very creamy bubbles.