Not a lot of people beyond the affluent Bay Area suburb of Piedmont, California are familiar with the Piedmont Post. It’s a print-only journal devoted to life and lifestyle in one of northern California’s most exclusive neighborhoods.

Because of the town’s proximity to (and love of) California wine country, the paper’s “Wine Corner” column is one of the state’s most prestigious wine review resources.

Authored by Pierre DuMont (whom most know to be a pseudonym for an otherwise leading but anonymous wine critic), the column focuses primarily on California wine, its “local” beat.

But after he (she?) attended the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri tasting in San Francisco last night, DuMont decided to profile his top tastes from the gathering.

Here’s what s/he had to say about Villa Sandi Vigna La Rivetta, winner of the Tre Bicchieri (Three Glass) award in the 2019 edition of the Gambero Rosso Guide to the Wines of Italy, the most coveted prize in all of Italian wine:

If all you have ever experienced are bland, dull, cheap Proseccos served at parties by a host too cheap to spring for Champagne, then I have something for you to try. This beautifully crafted Prosecco will not leave you pining for Bollinger. It has a sweet perfumed floral bouquet and intense citrus and apple flavors on the palate and a crisp tingling finish. Ideal with oysters, fish, pâté… anything you would serve Champagne with.

Click here to read the other top picks.

CAMPAGNA FINANZIATA AI SENSI DEL REG. CE N. 1308/2013
CAMPAIGN FINANCED ACCORDING TO EC REG. N. 1308/2013

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