Tag Archives: Sparkling wine

Tasting Note: 2 Lads Sparkling Rose

One of my 2 Lads wine club shipments – the 15% off list price more than covers shipping costs!

I actually tasted this about a month ago but am just now getting around to typing these notes up.  This is 100% Oregon fruit – the 2014 harvest of Pinot Noir was wiped out by bad weather in northern Michigan.

2 Lads Sparkling Rosé Brut (2014) – $26

Color: a nice pink rose-petal hue.

Aroma: fruity, just a little yeasty/bready character.

Taste: light, with a good clean finish that lingers nicely.  Good berry fruit with a brisk Brut character, round through the palate, and very satisfying.  Excellent with pizza!

I’m a big fan of rosé bubblies – I prefer them to white most of the time, in fact. There’s just so much more you can do when you start with Pinot Noir and a little time on the skin. This is certainly no exception to my rule – the best sparkling rosé I’ve had in the US, barring Gruet. Recommended.

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My Latest Column on DaytonLocal.com – Champagne!

My latest column on DaytonLocal.com is now up – a Buyer’s Guide to Bubbly.  Everything you need to know to get some Champagne, Moscato, or other fizzy stuff for parties next week, or drinking year-round. Check it out!