Unlike the eye-popping, triple-digit prices for sparkling wines from France, the American Bubbly versions reviewed by WSJ ranged from $13.99 to $29.99, with most priced under $20 a bottle.
In fact, the Best Value honors went to a $13.99 bottle from Gruet Winery: "dry austerity and intensity, good tartness and bracing tastes," according to the DJ Wine Index.
Best Taste honors went to Scharffenberger Cellars ($15.99):
Classy, with true, clean tastes of minerals, toast and ripe grapefruit. Nutty, with a slightly buttery finish that's quite luscious and lasts. --WSJ
The Frugal Duchess Boutique