The cold, snowy months of this winter have certainly left many, including me, feeling blah. But today was just what the doctor ordered – sunny and warmer, with a promise of spring in the air. What better way to celebrate than to pop open a bottle of bubbly! So pop I did! I picked up this value with a day like today in mind. Something to drink to celebrate just being happy. This sparkling wine is a blend of Chardonnay (80%), Pinot Noir (15%) and Riesling (5%). As soon as the bubbles hit the flute I just knew I was in for something special. The bubbles were plentiful and as each one popped the aromas of crisp apple and pear floated up to my nose. A hit of light citrus and honey were also mixed in. The fruit-forward flavor was quite nice, and as the bubbles eased, the flavor of peach made its way to the top. Very nice. The acidity was very well-balanced, and the finish was clean. And what could be better to pair this with than fresh strawberries with Brillat-Savarin Frais. Delightful!