Sparkling wines are a fantastic way to kick off any celebratory gathering, and for Brunch they can work throughout the whole meal. Serve them as they are, or add a little verve with a Mimosa Bar of juice and fruit options. Don’t forget that sparkling wine cocktails, like this Elderflower Champagne Cocktail, are a fun way to switch things up.
We have three featured sparkling gems this week:
- Mumm Cuvee Napa Brut Prestige – Napa Valley $15.99
- Mumm Cuvee Napa Brut Reserve Rosé – Napa Valley $15.99
- Torresella Prosecco Rose – 2020, Veneto, Italy $9.99
Mumm Napa’s roots can be traced back to GH Mumm, the leading international champagne brand in France. Established in California in the late 1970s, Mumm Napa follows traditional wine making techniques of its French heritage to create the finest, hand-crafted sparkling wines. Their dedication to quality has been rewarded with accolades and awards over the decades.
Mumm Cuvee Napa Brut Prestige is the quintessential Napa sparkling wine, and has won more medals than any other in its class. Versatile with a lingering, crisp finish. The Mumm Cuvee Napa Brut Reserve Rose offers a gorgeous pop of pink in the glass. It’s the ideal sparkler to share on any special occasion, like Easter!
Torresella Prosecco Rose is “Fruity, sparkling, and makes this the perfect partner for whatever your mood. Perfumes of strawberries and cherries are lifted by the joyful bubbles to a long, flavorful finish. The light and fresh nature of this Prosecco Rosé is a natural partner to light and fresh cuisine like seafood, or an interesting textural contrast with creamy risottos.”
Ham It Up
Ham makes for an interesting pairing challenge, not because of itself, but because of the array of sweet and fruity sauces and toppings which usually accompany it. We are thrilled to offer two delicious wines that are up to the challenge of Ham and all that comes with it!
- Willowbrook Pinot Noir – 2018, “Kaufman Sunnyslope Vineyard”, Sonoma County $12.99
Along with general versatility, this local gem pairs naturally with mushroom fettuccini, oven-roasted herb potatoes or fine Manchego.
- Martin Ray Rose of Pinot Noir – 2021, Sonoma Coast $12.99
While always fresh and food friendly, the team at Martin Ray strives to make a Rosé that is also complex, intended to be enjoyed all year. Lean and pure of fruit with brilliant high tones that highlight the expressive varietal. Vibrant aromas of fresh nectarine on a lean core of tart cherry and quince paste, with touches of plum blossoms. Bright and lively palate, with subtle notes of cantaloupe, guava and mandarin zest, and persistent minerality on the finish.
Lamb It Up
We have a wonderful local Zinfandel to bring to your Lamb dinner this year. If you haven’t tried the quality offerings of this local family winery, this is your opportunity!
- Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel – 2019, Sonoma County $17.99
“The 2019 Heritage Vines Zinfandel is delicious and wonderfully balanced. This vintage presents alluring aromatics of boysenberry, black cherry and raspberry with nuances of toasty cedar, warm spices and cocoa powder. On the palate, brambly flavors of dark berries come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by deeper notes of mocha, white pepper and wild sage brush. The tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. From start to finish, this remarkable wine offers refreshing acidity and excellent structure. Enjoy with grilled meats, Italian sausage, pizza and barbeque!”
One way or another, the Oliver’s Market Wine Department team is always ready to assist you in locating these wines, or any other wines, beers, spirits, and cocktail supplies needed to make your celebration just they way you want it.
Happy Easter and Happy Spring from Oliver’s Market!