Best sparkling wines in Paso Robles for the holidays
–With the holiday season just around the corner, we invited our local wineries to help us with their top wine recommendations. Wow, were we impressed by the submissions! When you celebrate this season, throw holiday parties, and plan your Christmas dinner, consider pouring some of our tasty local wines.
Today we consider sparkling wine recommendations. Champagne has always been a popular choice for kicking off a holiday party or toasting to the new year. California’s Champagne-style sparkling wines make for excellent choices. From the several sparkling wines submitted, here are the ones we recommend. They are in alphabetical order. Serve them chilled.
Top local sparkling wine recommendations
Bianchi Signature Sparkling – $25
This sparking is a Champagne-style wine made with Methode Charmat fermented in stainless tanks. Its predominately French Columbard grapes give it a pleasant brut dryness creating a unique clean pungent fruitiness. Perfect for your holiday toasts and cheers and everyday sparkling enjoyment.
Broken Earth 2015 Merlot Sotto Voce – $30
This sparkling merlot shows a deep crimson red hue and a touch of sweetness sure to delight any holiday party. It offers bold flavors of cherry, licorice and red currants. Pair it with salads and appetizers. Cheers!
Circle B 2018 Sparkling Grenache Rosé – $36
This is the winery’s first sparkling wine. It’s is made from estate head-trained grenache vines. It is clean and crisp on the palate with tiny bubbles and carries a perfect balance of fruity flavors and acidity.
Hoyt Family Vineyards Classic Brut Sparkling Wine – $40
A sophisticated Methode Champignon sourced from Sonoma County grapes. It’s light, crisp and refreshing. Perfect for holiday celebrations or any Sunday morning. Dry, with notes of pear and apple.
Opolo Vineyards Sparkling – $14
A 100% French Colombard sparkling wine produced in the Method Charmet process. This wine is light and refreshing. It’s light golden in color and full of flavor with pronounced ribbons of bubbles. The wine delivers flavors of peach and apple. It’s a great value in this category
Sculpterra Sparkling Wine – $26
This is the winery’s first-ever sparkling wine. It’s concentrated with bouquets of toasted hazelnut, even bread crust and a hint of classic stone fruits. The fruit comes from the coastal regions of Central California and is 100% French Colombard. The fruit is grown for sparkling wine production and the grapes are picked at the perfect time with proper sugar and acid balance in the berries.
Vina Robles Brut Sparkling Wine – $23
A classic non-vintage bubbly perfect for holiday toasts. It’s a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir. This sparkling wine is produced using the traditional Methode Champenoise” style, which undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle. It has notes of apple and a toasty finish.
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Publisher’s note: For the sixth year in a row we thought it would be a great idea to recommend local wines for upcoming holiday parties and dinners. Once again, we received an amazing amount of participation from our local wineries. Over the last few weeks, we received more than 100 entries. After tasting and tasting and tasting, there were many solid, well-made wines to recommend. We have created several lists of top local wines into categories. The recommended wines above are in alphabetical order.