Sparkling Wines

Sparkling Wines

Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wines have a unique identity among the various wine categories. As their name suggests, they’re carbonated, which creates an interesting, compelling texture and combination of flavors – as well as a familiar and cheerful “pop” when a bottle of Champagne is uncorked. There are many stories about how sparkling wine came to be, but the most important thing to know is that there are two main production methods – the Champagne method and the Charmat-Martinotti method, also known as Metodo Italiano.

Sparkling wines are incredibly popular today, being a staple purchase for many different social events and special occasions. In particular, you can expect most holidays to feature at least one bottle of these playful blends, and they’re often one of the first alcoholic beverages a person tries in their life. As such, they are a potent catalyst for creating long-lasting positive memories as early as one’s teenage years, and an easy way to develop a taste in fine wine from a young age. The flavor of a great sparkling wine is so lush, refreshing, and smooth; it goes down like soda water while tasting infinitely sweeter. Champagne bottles get emptied in record time as every guest indulges in a healthy dose, unable to stop before they run out. The fizzy texture massages and arouses your tastebuds in a way not many luxurious drinks can offer, bringing to mind foamy waves of azure sea water, or intense rapids.

If you’ve ever wondered what true love tastes like, sparkling wines offer a pretty good idea of what to expect. You can pick from a variety of flavors, each offering a different blend of dryness and sweetness. We highly recommend Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco if you’re looking to dip your tongue in the finest sparklers on the market. Pair them with marinated, roasted chicken, or a similar dish and experience a heavenly pleasure.
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  1. 1989 Louis Roederer Cristal Rose Champagne 750 ml
    1989 Louis Roederer Cristal Rose - 750 ml
    99
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    An explosion of aromas, flavors and textures emerges from the 1989 Cristal Rosé (magnum). In this warm vintage the Pinot is especially evident in the wine’s intensity, color and sheer breadth. A Champagne of striking inner perf..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $949.00
  2. Margaux (12-Pack OWC)
    1990 Margaux (12-Pack OWC) - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    ...It offers an extraordinary aromatic display of spring flowers, camphor, sweet red and black fruits, a hint of licorice, and no evidence of its 100% new oak cask aging. Round and generous with low acidity, but an opulent, full-bodied rich..." Learn More
    Rating:
    90% of 100
    - 750 ml
    $1,999.00
  3. Bollinger R.D.
    2002 Bollinger R.D. - 1.5L
    99
    JS
    Availability: Available Soon
    It's striking that is as fresh as it is given the ten years in the cellars. It has a fine citrus nose with plenty of lemons, grapefruit and yellow chalky notes, not to mention some lighter floral elements. The palate is super dry (dosage at..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $575.00
  4. 2002 Bollinger R.D. Champagne 750 ml
    2002 Bollinger R.D. - 750 ml
    99
    JS
    Availability: Available Soon
    It's striking that is as fresh as it is given the ten years in the cellars. It has a fine citrus nose with plenty of lemons, grapefruit and yellow chalky notes, not to mention some lighter floral elements. The palate is super dry (dosage at..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $215.00
  5. 2004 De Saint-Gall Champagne Orpale Blanc de Blancs Champagne 750 ml
    2004 De Saint-Gall Champagne Orpale Blanc de Blancs - 750 ml
    97
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    Our judges loved the way that the 2004 Champagne vintage is looking at present, especially in Blanc de Blanc form, hence this second Best in Show pick from the category. This is the slightly paler of the two wines, with very fine bubbles an..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $69.99
  6. 2004 Bollinger R.D. Champagne 750 ml
    2004 Bollinger R.D. - 750 ml
    98
    W&S
    Availability: In Stock
    Time has graced this wine, proving the value of Bollinger’s policy of long aging on the lees followed by prompt release after disgorgement. This RD (Recently Disgorged) 2004 is a joyous wine, staunch, cold and powerful at first, trans..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $165.00
  7. 2006 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Rare Champagne 750 ml
    2006 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Rare - 750 ml
    97+
    JD
    Availability: In Stock
    The flagship release is the 2006 Champagne Rare, a 70/30 split of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that’s a cellar selection from 8 different Grand Cru vineyards... it offers brilliant notes of stone fruits, toasted brioche, white flowers, a..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $145.00
  8. 2006 Krug Champagne 750 ml
    2006 Krug - 750 ml
    97
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    Krug 2006 is composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier and shows an impressive aromatic richness of white flowers, smoke and toasted hazelnuts. There’s both density and crystalline texture here, with a vinous pa..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $329.00
  9. 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Champagne 6L
    2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - 6L
    97+
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2006 Comtes de Champagne is striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and freshness in a hypothetical blend of the 2002 and 2004. Smooth and creamy on the palate, the 2006 is all about texture. There is a r..." Learn More
    - 6L
    $1,999.00
  10. 2006 De Venoge Cuvee Louis XV Brut Champagne 750 ml
    2006 De Venoge Cuvee Louis XV Brut - 750 ml
    96
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The assemblage of the 2006 Louis XV Brut Millésimé is about the same as the 1995 and 1996—composed of 50/50 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, all from grand cru villages. The only difference is that the Chardonnay from Le Mesni..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $129.00
  11. 2006 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Champagne 750 ml
    2006 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    How does Veuve Clicquot’s cellarmaster Dominique Demarville do it? This high wire Prestige Cuvée act walks the tightrope with such confidence and ease. Unusually for the house, the blend is just 53% Pinot Noir and 47% Chardonna..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $149.00
  12. 2007 Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne 3L
    2007 Louis Roederer Cristal - 3L
    97+
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    Long-time Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon has produced yet another in a string of superb Champagnes with the 2007 Cristal. Rich, powerful and enveloping, the 2007 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The aromatics al..." Learn More
    - 3L
    $2,499.00
  13. 2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose Champagne (Rose) 1.5L
    2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose - 1.5L
    99
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    The light rust and amber color is enticing. Aromas of dried rose petals, cinnamon and nutmeg. Hints of dried meat, smoke and sage. Full body and compact, creamy texture. So fine and delicious. Great, subtle and complex flavors. More like a ..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $375.00
  14. 2007 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne Champagne 750 ml
    2007 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne - 750 ml
    97
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2007 Dom Ruinart is the first vintage made entirely by Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis, which shows just how long the production cycle is in Champagne. A striking, tightly-coiled wine, the 2007 Dom Ruinart will leave..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $155.00
  15. 2007 Salon Blanc De Blancs Le Mesnil Champagne 750 ml
    2007 Salon Blanc De Blancs Le Mesnil - 750 ml
    99
    WE
    Availability: In Stock
    This legendary Champagne, only produced in exceptional years, comes from the village of Le Mesnil in the Côte des Blancs. It is made from 100% Chardonnay and aged for many years before release. Its minerality, concentration and beauti..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $579.00
  16. 2007 Salon Blanc De Blancs Le Mesnil Champagne 1.5L
    2007 Salon Blanc De Blancs Le Mesnil - 1.5L
    99
    WE
    Availability: In Stock
    This legendary Champagne, only produced in exceptional years, comes from the village of Le Mesnil in the Côte des Blancs. It is made from 100% Chardonnay and aged for many years before release. Its minerality, concentration and beauti..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $1,349.00
  17. 2007 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose Champagne (Rose) 750 ml
    2007 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose - 750 ml
    97
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    An enticingly rewarding nose of apricot, flint and toast leads to a palate that's just as good and even more developed, with honey, brioche marzipan and bruised apple notes. It has super tension and drive. Compelling, delicious and distinct..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $175.00
  18. 2008 Edouard Brun & Cie Vintage Brut Premier Cru Champagne Champagne 750 ml
    2008 Edouard Brun & Cie Vintage Brut Premier Cru Champagne - 750 ml
    93
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Disgorged in June 2017 with a dosage of six grams per liter, the 2008 Brut Premier Cru Vintage is an assemblage of 50% Grand Cru Chardonnay fermented in cuves and 50% Premier Cru Pinot Noir from Aÿ fermented in 205-liter oak barrels. T..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $39.99
  19. 2008 Charles Heidsieck Vintage Brut Millesime Champagne 750 ml
    2008 Charles Heidsieck Vintage Brut Millesime - 750 ml
    95
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2008 Brut Millésimé from Charles Hedsieck continues to perform superbly, opening in the glass with a youthfully reserved bouquet of pear, yellow apple, citrus oil, honeycomb, dried white flowers and warm biscuits. On the p..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $89.95
  20. 2008 Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Millesime de Collection Special Club Blanc de Blancs Champagne 750 ml
    2008 Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Millesime de Collection Special Club Blanc de Blancs - 750 ml
    97
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    There is an inherent subjectivity in the pricing of wine that rarely sees a prestige cuvée of the utmost finesse and enduring stamina hit the ground at a jaw-droppingly affordable price. This is the epitome of the precision of Gimonn..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $99.99
  21. 2008 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses Champagne 1.5L
    2008 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses - 1.5L
    98
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2008 Clos des Goisses is just as impressive today as it has always been. Rich, dense and explosive, the 2008 exists in three dimensions, with remarkable textural depth and vertical intensity to burn. Clos des Goisses is notoriously slow..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $679.00
  22. 2008 Jacquesson Avize Champ Cain Champagne 750 ml
    2008 Jacquesson Avize Champ Cain - 750 ml
    97
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Disgorged in April 2018 with 2.5 grams per liter dosage, Jacquesson's 2008 Extra Brut Grand Cru Avize - Champ Caïn is showing brilliantly, soaring from the glass with a lively bouquet of waxy lemon rind, green apple, walnuts, marzipan ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $225.00
  23. 2008 Henriot Brut Millesime Champagne 750 ml
    2008 Henriot Brut Millesime - 750 ml
    96
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    An undramatic, cloud-filled season came right in a late harvest in October. A textbook cool vintage of great ageing potential. The perfect 50/50 balance of mineral-stamped Chardonnay and powerful, masculine Pinot makes this a champagne for ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $79.95
  24. 2008 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Champagne 750 ml
    2008 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame - 750 ml
    97
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    A classic, slow-maturing year picked into October. It's a pale, pristine hue - a beautifully assembled mix of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Aÿ, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy, Verzenay and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, combining saline-wrapped orchard ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $155.00
  25. 2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Champagne Blanc de Blancs Champagne 750 ml
    2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Champagne Blanc de Blancs - 750 ml
    94
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    Lemon and grapefruit tightly cut into place with powerful acidity and lots of lemon citrus on the nose as well as grilled hazelnuts. The palate has impressively deep-set citrus flavors, and refreshing layers build with terrific depth, power..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $79.99
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