Korbel Russian River Valley "Natural" wine review by (PB)
Bouquet is almond nuttiness with ever so slight suggestion of gentle stone fruit.
Palate--Lively bubbles with a delicate presentation up front and a nice floral, soft mid-palate and an almond finish.
I grabbed this to have a little toast to my wife's 60th today before we head out to a wine dinner. My normal "first choice" is Mumm's Brut Presitge but it has escalated to close to $25 a bottle. This sparkler is running less than $15 and I call it a keeper! Although a bit disconcerting the label calls this "Champagne" which of course is a misnomer. "Champagne" means it comes from Champagne, France. This on the other hand is an affordable domestic "sparkling wine" made in the Methode Champenoise; at any rate raise a glass.