Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Summery Sparkler from Ca'Momi

No matter how much wine you drink, nobody knows everything.

Recently, I've been sampling some wine from Ca'Momi Wines. Located in the pricey Napa Valley, this is a winery that makes some extraordinarily affordable and delicious wines. Put it on your list of small producers to watch for and ask your favorite retailer to get some of their wine in stock.

A wine that I was particularly taken with was the NV Ca' Momi Ca' Secco ($16.99) This was summer in a bottle, with aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon and tangerine. The overall impression was round and fruity, but it was also quite refreshing with a medium-sized bubble to keep everything lively and light. The aftertaste was dry, as you might expect from a blended sparkler made with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Muscat. Very good QPR.

Because of all the citrusy elements in the wine, it would be an ideal choice for summer brunch, or for a lazy afternoon watching the sun go down.

Full Disclosure: I received this wine as a sample.


Jessi said...

I think I'll have to try that.

Thanks for the suggestion. :)

Allison said...

Another great combo white, though not sparkling, is Folie A Deux's 2008 Menage a Trois White. It was fruity and light, another good one for a hot summer evening. I definitely suggest it if you haven't had it before!

St. Louie Woman said...

I will be looking for this bubbly beauty at my favorite wine shop. I'm just back from Italy where I sampled some lovely (and some not- so-lovely)wines of Tuscany and Umbria. My wine drinker's "dope slap" moment came with a glass of prosecco (Brezzo was the label). It is offered up like beer in Italy as the ideal summer cooler and what a great idea. I got home to St. Louis, which has a Mediterranean climate at this time of year, and stocked up with a sampling of proseccos. All of them are under $20. No more saving the bubbles for special occasions. Can't wait to try this one.