Erica Landin's Wines
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Mar 29 at 11:11am
Added Mar 29 at 11:11amLove this wine! Beautiful!
Dec 26, 2012 at 11:51am
Added Dec 26, 2012 at 9:01amA good, nutty Blanc de Blancs from a small grower producer. Usually available at an attractive price - Try K&L Merchants. Rich, buttery chardonnay with fine bubbles in a cool old-school bottle.
Dec 26, 2012 at 10:17amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $416.64
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Added Jul 31, 2012 at 9:39amThere is champagne, and then there is Selosse. Anselme, the shy philosopher-winemaker who has made the brand a cult wine, doesn't like rules. He tries things his own way. Substance is made in a solera (like sherry) and gets a lot of depth. It's food champagne and, should you get a hold of a bottle, it might even need to be decanted. A classic beauty will take a bit of time and coaxing to shed her layers.
Dec 26, 2012 at 10:13amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $149.95
Added Dec 26, 2012 at 9:03amWhat is there to say? Krug is Krug. Remí Krug has been quoted as saying "if the Grande Cuvée is a basic non-vintage champagne then Rolls Royce is just a car." Or something similar. So true. It may seem overpowering for some people (it's not a bubbly you drink without noticing), but few champagnes evoke such a longing gaze in a wine lover. Rich, complex, nutty and fabulous.
Dec 26, 2012 at 10:10am
Added Dec 26, 2012 at 9:02amOne of those wines I don't want to spit out, even in the middle of a pro tasting. I just wanted to take the bottle (and a cute guy) off to a corner and DRINK! Delicious! Well balanced, a bit of body on the bones and lots of layers of yellow fruit. An attractive nose with touch of warm, yeasty nuttiness.
Dec 26, 2012 at 10:08amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $59.99
Added Dec 26, 2012 at 9:02amA top champagne in a kitsch bottle. What's not to love? Don't let the bling fool you - this is a declassified Cuvée Louis (or at least was, last time I checked, though rumors say it's changing). Lovely ripe fruit but with a searing acidity.
Dec 26, 2012 at 10:07amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $23.53
Added Dec 26, 2012 at 8:58amThe Loire has many really good sparkling wines to offer - the quality ones always go under the "cremant" description. Langlois is owned by champagne house Bollinger and has the know-how and terroir to make one of the best sparkling wines I know under 20 bucks. Creamy, yeasty with ripe apple aromas. It's not champagne, but it's pretty darn lovely.
Dec 26, 2012 at 10:04amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $27.02
Added Dec 26, 2012 at 8:59amI'm glad to see the Moët&Chandon group still has some go to them. This sparkling wine from NZ can compete with basic champagnes, with lovely acidity, fine bubbles and some yeasty notes. The price in the US (or UK) is nearly twice as much a my second homeland Sweden so it's not as crazy a value as over there but still better than most Californian sparkling wines at the same price point.
Dec 26, 2012 at 10:01am
Ferrari Trento Brut 2005Compare and Buy
Average Price: $175.54
Added Dec 26, 2012 at 9:00amA racy Italian sparkler made with second fermentation in the bottle. I'm not a big prosecco fan, but this isn't prosecco (though it's also from northern Italy). It's serious bubbles at a decent price!
Dec 26, 2012 at 10:00amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $80.99
Added Dec 26, 2012 at 9:00amThe champagne of James Bond (the movie version) never disappoints. Full bodied, generous, with gorgeous mousse. Works with food or canapés. It's the BMW of champagne - reliable, sexy, luxurious with perfection in the detail.