Mumm Napa NV Rose – Slightly smoky on the nose with notes of mineral and yeast accenting the sweet smelling cherry fruit of the nose. This is touch simple in the mouth with lots of red fruit and a touch of yeast all getting a lift from a touch of VA.  A touch on the sweet side and with decent length. 86pts

Korbel NV Organic Brut – Clean and bright on the nose with yeast scents paired with white orchard fruits. On the palate this is noticeably sweet with lots of fruit, pears, and spice tones. It’s very richly fruited and retains a youthful, green grape tone to the mid-palate and onto the moderately long finish. 86pts

Cupcake Vineyards NV Blanc de Blancs France – Fresh apples,  lime, yeast, tea and dried leaves on a nose that smells a bit sweet. Very high acid help to cut through the noticeable sweetness on the palate. This is fruit driven and full of lemony and apply fruit, tastes much like fizzy Chardonnay. A bit coarse and rough and tumble but full of fruit and zippy acids. 85pts

Cupcake Vineyards Brut Rose – France – Vanilla, cherry, and very bubblegum scented with some floral notes and an underlying sweetness.  Big bubbles in the mouth, easy and simple with the same vanilla, cherry, and bubblegum notes found on the nose. Finishes with some sticky strawberry fruit and a certain coarseness. 84pts

2005 Iron Horse Brut Rose – Really yeasty on the nose with sweet, ripe fruit notes. On the palate this is surprisingly hard and very dry with an assertive earthy, and almost metallic tone over rich strawberry fruit but finishes with some bitter, and dirty notes that detract from the impressive depth this offers. 83pts

Barefoot NV Bubbly - Earthy and yeasty with fairly neutral aromatics. In the mouth this has coarse mousse with some nice fruit that’s a bit rough around the edges and virtually no finish.  82pts