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21 Sparkling Wines from Across California’s Wine Country

Just because this week marks the Fourth of July does not mean that the fireworks should get to have all the fun. Here are some sensational California sparklers…sparkling wine, that is…sure to light up the night during any summer celebration.

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Josh Cellars

Josh Cellars Prosecco Rosé

Light and bright, this pink-hued pool pounder has just the right amount of berry mixed with all those bubbles. $14.99

PoiZin Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine

Forget the name; this sparkler will do nothing but cure what ails ya! Made by master winemaker Brandon Lapides at Armida Winery, this perfectly peachy pink offering is silky and refreshing with notes of honeycomb, melon, red apple and even a bit of banana cream pie to the taste. $48

Benovia 2018 Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine

Hello, lime! The zesty note is warm and welcoming in every sip of this stunner, which also dazzles with red plum, ripe apricot and cream. $60

Baldacci Pops Sparkling Wine

Bright and crisp, Pops is special in that it is the only wine produced from the vineyard’s 2020 harvest. The nose on this wine is a stunning combination of red apple and raspberry with a hint of cherry blossom, and flavor profile offers notes of green apple and citrus zest. $50

Europa Village Prosecco

Delicate with a touch lower alcohol than most sparkling wines, this Italian-style California sparkling wine from the fast-growing Temecula winery is a celebration of golden apple in every sip. $39

Amista Sparkling Grenache NV

This effervescent dream is bursting with tangerine, grapefruit and Meyer lemon on the nose. The flavor upon sipping still has some of that citrus, yet also boasts the essence of farm-fresh strawberries and ripe raspberries straight from the vine. $58

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Domaine Carneros

Domaine Carneros 2018 Blanc de Noir

This party in a glass (or flute) opens with cooked sweet pears and melon before transitioning to yummy notes of green apples. This California sparkling wine gets creamy as it is enjoyed, offering kisses of white cherry and lychee fruit. $42

2015 Roederer Estate L’Ermitage Brut

Roederer Estate has amazing tête de cuvée that will be just perfect for warm, sunny and grilling days. Carrying on the tradition of Champagne Louis Roederer in France, Roederer Estate produces its wines in the méthode traditionnelle and adds special oak-aged reserve wines to each blend. $68

Williamson Bliss Sparkling Shiraz

Unique to the eye, nose and taste, this California sparkling wine bursts with bubbles and is packed with plum and black currant in each sip. Note: enjoy in a Champagne flute versus a wine glass and do not swirl unless you want a big, red mess of bubbles all over your clothes! $69

2021 Notre Vue Brut

There is a lot happening in this bottle, each flavor more spectacular than the next. There is melon and white cherry, but also almonds and pear. There are even bits of golden apples and blooming flowers on the nose and palate. $55

Amphora 2019 Blanc De Noirs

A glass of this off-pink sparkler starts off slowly with hints of raspberry before building to the main event, which features a symphony of stone fruits, bold minerality and even a glimmer of brioche. $58

Chandon Reserve Sparkling Meunier

This reserve wine offering primarily uses lesser-known Pinot Meunier grapes as its base, which are a cousin of sorts to Pinot Noir. The result is a round and ripe bottle of bubbly featuring peaches and dried plums followed by sweet warm bread kissed with a hint of strawberry jam and touch of citrus zest. $52.50

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Iron Horse Vineyards

2019 Iron Horse Vineyards Spring Rosé

A special, limited-edition vintage cuvée, the Pinot Noir-based bubbler boasts floral notes on the nose with a tickle of strawberries. On the palate, expect a hint of citrus followed by a lovely black cherry finish. $75

Bricoleur North Coast Brut

Complex and concentrated, expect some rich cream then an intricate blend of guava and mango, giving it an ultra-tropical feel. $50

Merriam 2018 Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine

Nutty at times with hints of macadamia nut cookie and then fruity at others with rich notes of berry cobbler, this is a perfect summer selection, all balanced with just the right amount of lemon zest-infused effervescence. $48

Ektimo Vineyards 2017 North Coast Brut

Playful and lively, this is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, resulting in a party in a bottle. It weaves the citrus and berry notes from both grapes into a perfectly layered, luscious summer treat. $26

19 Crimes Snoop Cali Gold

Forget gin and juice. These days, Snoop Dogg is all about the bubble, baby. The serial entrepreneur is now trying his hand at winemaking with this fun-loving wine that combines floral and citrus with a subtle nutty background. $18

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FEL Wines

2015 FEL Brut Sparkling, Savoy Vineyard, Anderson Valley

This vintage marks the award-winning winery’s first foray into bubbles. The result? An unabashed triumph that blends Pinot Noir and Chardonnay following the traditional méthode champenoise. $160

2013 J. Schram Blancs

This Chardonnay-based beauty is named to honor Schramsberg founder Jacob Schram. Each bottle is hand-riddled and aged for eight years underground. The result offers a nose of caramel apple and baked brioche with a touch of vanilla. To the taste, expect layered flavors of cream, tropical fruit and just a touch of citrus. $130

2019 Sterling Vineyards Sparkling Blanc de Blancs

Floral, creamy and soft, yet still with an elegant palate of fruit, every sip of this California sparkling wine presents lemon and green apple for acid but also smooth pear, which rounds everything out. $35

David Coffaro 2019 Dry Creek Valley Sparkling Wine

An estate-grown gem, there are the teeniest bit of Zinfandel and Pinot Meunier mixed with the beautiful Pinot Noir prestige grapes here, resulting in a burst of Fuji apple followed by a lively and ultra-complex finish. $35

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