Domaine Chandon Brut

(California, USA)

A non-vintage sparkling blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, these fine bubbles were made in the traditional style — that is to say, like Champagne would be in France. The result is a fabulous aperitif wine that will start your party in style, with crisp apple, citrus and classic brioche notes. Serve chilled with oysters or smoked salmon. Incidentally, Domaine Chandon was one of the first French ventures into California. Located in Yountville, the winery was started in 1973. About $32.