Village: Reims; Blend: 64% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir; Style: Prestige Cuvée.
Notes: 1990 is one of my favorite vintages. It’s drinking well now, so now’s the time to have it. I had this top-of-the-line wine from the house of Pommery with steak. An ideal pairing as this mature, nutty wine has enough weight and acidity to cut through the rich flavors. Who says champagne can’t be paired with meat?
Retailer: JJ Buckley Fine Wines, 510-632-5500.