Thank you Marquis: A dry, palatable, superb summer sparkler, much more enticing than umpteen local rose offerings and some plain un-outstanding local fizz. A most perfect mixing faux-champers, a dash of Campari or put a Spanish twist on an Aperol spritz. Not too effervescent with some heady, yeasty, earthiness and a touch of shale. Decent and then some.
Price: $27.75 at Marquis Cellars.
Market Liquidity: It may be a blow-up toddler’s pool next to the big guns, but it has all the summer fun you want to kick off the evening.