With Valentine’s day officially on ice for another year. the gesture of presenting a bottle of fun bubbles should not be confined to a graduation celebration or engagement. As Mother’s Day is fast approaching (May 15), a strategic purchase of a nice bottle will erase all the half-hearted attempts of sending flower bouquet rejects and a mismatched greeting card with the pronouncement of “get well soon!”.
The wine industry in the state of Washington has enjoyed an exponential growth in both number of producers and overall quality, and the intersection on the graph for wine lovers equates to the evolution of intriguing champagne labels. With Springtime virtually in the air, the folks at Isenhower Cellars have concocted a natural and quaint sweet treat that will not overwhelm the senses nor the pocketbook in earning a vaunted spot in the hierarchy of who’s who at the next social function or in salvaging a treasured family moment with mom. Founded in 1999, the winery is an established entity amid the unabashed explosion of infrastructure over the last decade.
The 2015 Blanc de Blanc sparkling Roussanne is the wine maker’s response in vowing to abruptly veer from the realm of having to produce a chardonnay. At first, a meek and duct-taped trial run of a longshot, the Isenhower’s Extra Brut has evolved into the quintessential facilitator enhancing the moments of a perfect day. Crisp and light, the first taste yields a trite acidic taste with a delicate nuance of pear and pineapple accents, and compliments an abundance of sunlight. For those at one with the world, an herbal or earthy flavor creates an appropriate balance to the light and airy fruits.
As the vintage is smooth, appropriate pairings include the age-old scandalous collaboration of strawberries and chocolate or simply with nothing and an evening bustling with imagination and possibilities.
2015 Blanc De Blanc Sparkling Roussanne Extra Brut
Retail Cost: $39.00