November 24, 2020 - Green tinted gold color, tingle the nose bubbles with iron. This is a clean sparkler, brisk but well balanced acid level, predominantly yeasty in a festive mood. This CA Pommery ought not to offend anyone at a party. Do party guests seek out fruit in their bubbly? The metallic edge will match seafood, cheese, spicy nibblers, even sausage or nachos.
It would be interesting to taste this with some age.
October 7, 2020 - your typical champagne. A little bit sour for my taste
April 23, 2020 - good complexity on the nose, plenty acid to support the classic profile, but kept doubting if the grapes were unripe, leaving the job outside the vineyard much harder
April 20, 2019 - Yeasty and firm, with tangy apple and also some mild toasty notes. Solid buy.
January 1, 2019 - Star bright straw gold with fine bubbles and persistent white mousse. Green apple tart on the nose. Echoed on the bright palate which adds a slight citrusy note. Finish is long and toasty. A wonderful and well-priced offering from the American arm of Pommery house. Enjoy with everyday fare and save the god stuff for “special” times.
October 18, 2018 - House US sparkler at Benoit. Very impressive and broad mid palate. Doesn’t throw a punch of citrus at you like most US arm French sparklers. Overall darker and more complex. New go-to value sparkler.
August 25, 2018 - Pale straw color with small fine bubbles. Very bready, rich and savory nose with some lemon rind & honeysuckle aromas. Sadly once it hits the tongue it disappoints relative to the nose. Has all the basic hallmarks of “champagne” though nothing special about being from Califronia stands out. By the glass at Catal - Downtown Disney.
August 24, 2018 - Pommery’s American arm makes its debut in grand style! Straw gold in color. Small persistent bubbles with firm but quickly dissipating mousse. Big bosomy nose of quince and biscuits, echoed on the palate with a hint of yellow flowers on the back palate. Firm acidity (natch!) and a long, golden finish. As food-friendly as they come. I always wondered why my favorite Champagne house, Pommery, didn’t have an California offering like so many of its peers. It seem that they were just waiting to get it right. Priced to be the everyday sparkler while you serve the Brut Royal at occasions and hold your Cuvée Louise for those “special” celebrations. I used my first bottle to upscale my KFC!