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Tasting Highlights: California Sparkling Wine

A dozen high-quality bubblies with distinctive character
Tim Fish
Posted: September 8, 2008

Champagne sets a high standard when it comes to sparkling wines, but don't overlook California. The Golden State produces high-quality bubblies with a distinctive character, and often at value prices. Most California sparklers are made from the same grape varieties that dominate the best Champagnes: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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