Domaine Chandon NV Reserve Pinot Noir Brut – Very fresh and complex on the nose with complex notes of dried citrus zest, chalk, smoke, mineral and slightly balsamic tones. In the mouth this medium weight wine shows a certain sense of restraint but offers up layers of dried orchard fruits and exotic spice top notes, with toast and toasted nut accents. With good length on the finish and nice persistence to the fruit flavors. 90pts

Iron Horse NV Wedding Cuvee – Very yeasty on the nose with bright citrus tones and with complex hints of almost salty mineral tones, caramel, and a crisp, slightly vegetal note that recalls earthy jicama. In the mouth this is very crisp with a slight vegetal edge to the intense flavors. Rather light and elegant with solid length 90pts.

Schramsberg NV Blanc de Blanc – Yeasty and fresh on the nose with a hint of Pina Colada that appears on the tropically fruited palate. Nicely integrated but obviously yeasty notes compliments the yellow-fruited palate which offers up a touch of creaminess and leads to a nice finish. 89pts

Mumm Napa NV Brut Prestige – Very nice nose with a touch of chalk, some funghi notes, hints of torrone candy, and sandy soil top note. On the palate this is very fresh though the dosage is a bit on the high side accentuating the sweetness of the fruit, which is fantastically ripe, luscious and delicious. 89pts

Delamotte NV Brut – Floral, honey, almond and lemon on the nose with a touch of peach and raspberry.  Mousse is a bit rough but the wine has lovely creamy notes across the palate with bright strawberry tops, golden raspberry and apple fruit. The finish is minerally and reveals a touch of toast and caramel. 89pts

2002 Gruet Blanc de Blanc - This has a lovely nose of lime and lemon cream with hints of sweet nutty oxidation and fading spices. In the mouth is quite bright with citrus fruits and grapefruit pith notes balanced by a nicely yeasty,slightly toasty doughy note. The finish is almost bracing with a nice mineral finale. 89pts

Schramsberg NV Brut Rose – Powdery on the nose with an assertive floral element that suggests roses, and rich fruit tones that recall red currants and red grapefruit. In the mouth this is airy and a bit sweet, with notes of powdered sugar and vanilla framing the yellow cherry fruit. The sweetness helps drive the finish which remains fairly firm with supporting acids and finishes on notes of red apple skins.  89pts

Langlois NV Rose – Gentle tones of strawberries and flowers great the nose with nice chalky mineral background tones. In the mouth this is lovely, crisp and bright, delivering a huge mouthful of creamy strawberry fruit that leads to a dusty, crisp, refreshing finish. 88pts

Parigot Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Blanc – Chalk, mint, and hazelnut oil all combine on the deft and defined nose. In the mouth this is cool and crisp with a layered mid-palate that has soft fruit backed up with lemon oil and mint tones that roll onto the moderately long finish. 88pts

2004 Iron Horse Blanc de Blanc - Mineral on the nose with notes of dried fruits, dried dates, and apply fruit. In the mouth this is lovely and strong with a core of apple and citrus fruits married to a medium bodied wine with a superfine mousse. 88pts