Sparkling Wines

Bollinger La Grande Annee 1999 Pricier than most but toasty and deep; an exceptionally versatile wine that's suited to a variety of foods. ($125)
Deutz Rose 2002
Youthfully vibrant and satisfyingly long on the palate. ($75)
Gosset Grand Millesime 1999
Substantial and tightly wound; time in the bottle will bring out its best characteristics. ($85)
Louis Roederer Blanc De Blancs 2000
Beautifully structured, with a refined character; on a par with Cristal, Roederer's luxury cuvee, but sold at less than a third the price. ($72)
Philipponnat Grand Blanc Brut 1999
Crisp and dry; takes on additional richness with time in the glass. ($75)
Pommery Brut Grand Cru 1998
Made in a delicate style, with citrus-tinged aromas and flavors, which make it appropriate for light fare. ($80)
Pol Roger, Champagne Brut 1998
This vintage beauty is sumptuous with a full body but with a remarkably light touch.
Henriot Brut 1998
Impeccably balanced, with an enticing bouquet followed by a satisfying depth of flavor for a variety of food pairings. ($70)
Taittinger Brut Millesime 2000
Deeper in character than Taittinger's popular nonvintage "La Francaise" but still fresh and lively qualities that make it an excellent choice with sushi. ($75)
Schramsberg Brut Rose 2004
This delicious sparkling wine from Napa tastes succulent but refined-just perfect for kicking off a special October meal. ($45)