First came Apothic Red; then white, and pink, and more reds. So why not sparkling? Introduced as a limited release and dubbed “Bubbles with Attitude,” Apothic Sparkling blends Pinot Noir (45%), Chardonnay (35%), Riesling (12%) and other varieties. The flavor profile include strawberry and white peach with a hint of vanilla. Fermentation at low to moderate temperatures helped preserve the fruit flavors and create expressive aromatics; stainless steel tanks preserved its brightness. Limited markets.