Sometimes a hectic day calls for an uncomplicated anecdote: a quiet dinner at home. As you adjust to being off the crazy train, a glass of sparkling wine with your meal can be the perfect act of refinement -- or perhaps rebellion -- against the evils endured over the past eight hours or so.
These special bubbles may be taking it up a notch, but they will surely kick the ill will out of any day. Eighty percent chardonnay (adding fresh Meyer lemon citrus), with Pinot Gris (stone fruits) making up the difference, this wine is aged a minimum of three years to give it some serious depth and a deliciously long finish.
Catherine Bugue is the Star’s tasting panel writer. Her weekly pursuit of a good glass of wine provides a nice supply of choices for the Wine of the Week column. If you’d like to submit a Napa Valley wine for this column, please send it to the Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak St., Napa, CA 94559. There’s no guarantee your wine will be chosen to be featured, but all wines will be evaluated and considered.