Barefoot Cellars Champagne Blend Sonoma Valley Premium Extra Dry 2001

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Tastes like weak ginger ale and feels like soda given the huge bubbles. Not impressed.

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Barefoot Cellars:
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wi... Read more
We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot was about in 1986 when Michael Houlihan and partner Bonnie Harvey decided to relaunch the brand. The two of them, along with the first Barefooter, Randy Arnold, believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wine-consumers to hard-core aficionados. We believe that we can both promote our brand and satisfy our desire to make the world a better place by partnering with various non-profits and pouring at various fund-raising events. Over the years, Barefoot has been a part of thousands of non-profit events and our popularity has grown along with our support of these ground-breaking organizations. We took another big step in 2006 by becoming a sponsor of the Association of Volleyball Professions (AVP) Beach Volleyball supporting a grassroots sport that originated in our state-California. We’ve also teamed up with the grass roots non-profit, the Surfrider Foundation, to create the Barefoot Beach Rescue Project, designed to clean up beaches and ensure they are "Barefoot friendly." These two initiatives help us spread a sense of fun in the sun while furthering the Barefoot philosophy of giving back. Over the years, our wines have garnered numerous accolades and professional awards, but more importantly to us, we have a growing circle of loyal fans who love to enjoy our wine and who have joined us in the spirit of giving back to our communities and to our world. For us, and we hope for all of you, that’s an achievement well worth toasting with a glass of Barefoot wine. Read less

Member Reviews for Barefoot Cellars Champagne Blend Sonoma Valley Premium Extra Dry

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
2.50 5
01/17/2009

Tastes like weak ginger ale and feels like soda given the huge bubbles. Not impressed.


Snooth User: Princess Dork
33742132
3.00 5
12/08/2007

Three glasses


Snooth User: Krys Still
79389332
4.00 5
Vintage: NV 03/09/2011

Very good for its price tag...The first note is sweet, slightly green but not overpowering...As it hits the palate it evolves into a more mature champagne, with little to no seltzer taste that most cheap champagnes seem to encompass...Very feathery, and medium bodied...excellent champagne to enjoy with creamy desserts such as white chocolate, caramel, and even icecream...Delicate and buttery, a must-try...


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 12/24/2009

Nice level of acidity on the mouth with a good warm body. Hints of stone fruits, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. A solid choice for the price range.

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  • Peaches

    3.00 5
    Vintage: NV 12/05/2012

    I know it's not made from NY State Riesling grapes but that's what it tastes like to me, green apple, citrus, acidity, better than I expected, 85 pts. solid value


    Snooth User: bassman
    79707228
    4.00 5
    Vintage: NV 11/22/2008

    Sweet and not too dry. Great with dessert or just enjoying by the fire.


    Snooth User: mbugbee
    16357479
    3.50 5
    Vintage: NV 11/01/2009

    This is currently the favorite under-$10 bottle of bubbly of my wife and me. Went great with our shrimp cocktail and salad that we had for dinner. Dry with a touch of fruit.


    External Reviews for Barefoot Cellars Champagne Blend Sonoma Valley Premium Extra Dry

    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    Vintage: 2000 04/12/2011

    You'll fall for the aromas of apples and tropical fruit followed by the tangy sweet tastes of lime and tangerine. Its bubbly nature and bright flavors are sure to pep up any party and it makes for a m


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: NV 05/18/2011

    Not really dry, but off-dry to semisweet, with pleasant flavors of citrus fruits, peaches, brioche, vanilla and spice. Nice with fresh fruit and sweet country ham.


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: NV 01/04/2012

    Frankly sweet, with sugared peach pie flavors, including the toasted crust, this sparkling wine is clean and smooth in texture. Itrsquo;s a good value.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: NV 01/09/2013

    Frankly sweet, with sugared peach pie flavors, including the toasted crust, this sparkling wine is clean and smooth in texture. Itandrsquo;s a good value.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: NV 12/06/2013

    In Champagne-speak, “extra dry” actually means somewhat sweet, which this bubbly is. But it’s so clean and crisp, it never tastes cloying. Will be nice with wedding cake or, for more everyday occasions.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: NV 08/15/2013

    Traditional in the name and style! Barefoot Bubbly Extra Dry Champagne is the crowd pleaser of the bunch. This Chardonnay Champagne offers simmilar aromas and flavors as Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee, however, Barefoot Bubbly Extra Dry is creamier, rounder on the palate, and a hint sweeter. Like all of the Barefoot Bubblies — Barefoot Bubbly Extra Dry Champagne is a great choice for making everyday occasions more special!


    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    Vintage: NV 12/27/2010

    You'll fall for the aromas of apples and tropical fruit followed by the tangy sweet tastes of lime and tangerine. Its bubbly nature and bright flavors are sure to pep up any party and it makes for a mean Bellini.



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