Sparkling personality

Cool wines for hot weather

The best way to beat the heat on a hot night? With a chilled glass of snappy, refreshing sparkling wine. Here are a few of our summertime favorites.

Mirabelle Brut nv (North Coast), $16. Light and fresh with just a hint of creaminess. Bottom line: Delicious bubbly at a steal of a price. Who needs Chardonnay?

Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut nv (Sonoma), $18. A real thirst-quencher. Crisp and appley with a delicious light creaminess. Bottom line: There's no better way to cool off in summer.

Domaine Chandon Brut Classic nv (California), $17. Light, fresh, and easy to drink. Bottom line: An ever-so-slightly softer style for those summer backyard parties.

Mumm Cuvée Napa Valley Brut Prestige nv (Napa Valley), $18. Light caramel and fresh apple flavors with a good streak of crispness. Bottom line: Had a hard day? This will fix things.

Iron Horse Wedding Cuvée 1998 (Green Valley, Sonoma County), $28. Exotic, yeasty, and creamy. Bottom line: You don't need to be getting married to sip this.

Sunset's Wine Club

DownComment IconEmail IconFacebook IconGoogle Plus IconGrid IconInstagram IconLinkedin IconList IconMenu IconMinus IconPinterest IconPlus IconRss IconSave IconSearch IconShare IconShopping Cart IconSpeech BubbleSnapchat IconTumblr IconTwitter IconWhatsapp IconYoutube Icon