11 Vibrant California Bubblies

New reviews of exciting Golden State sparkling wines from Napa, Sonoma and beyond, up to 91 points

11 Vibrant California Bubblies
Korbel has been been making sparkling wines in the Russian River Valley since 1882, and its winemakers continues to place emphasis on value and consistency.
Oct 12, 2020

A bottle of California bubbly is a great way bring some sparkle into your life. The Golden State is well-known for its big, bold reds and whites, but it also produces many impressive sparkling wines that can offer bang (and pop) for your buck, as this week’s selection of new releases demonstrates.

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