Sparkling wines are a great way to celebrate. In the last month, I have had the pleasure of celebrating two birthdays with Icicle Ridge Winery Sparkling Müller-Thurgau.

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Don Wood celebrating birthday with concert guests and sparkling Muller Thurgau

I first tasted this Washington sparkling wine at a Jonathan Kingham concert at Icicle Ridge. The concert was the night before winemaker Don Wood’s birthday so a toast and some bubbly was called for. The winery staff served glasses of the Sparkling Müller-Thurgau and chocolate treats to celebrate!

Under the Tucson Dinner is an annual summer revelry at Icicle Ridge Winery. If I have been a very good girl, Ed gifts me this dinner for my birthday. This year, we were seated with a group of ladies that were also celebrating several birthdays. During the intermezzo, Ed bought our table a bottle of the Sparkling Müller-Thurgau to toast the birthdays. It was a treat,  a fun and delicious way to celebrate birthdays.

The Sparkling Müller-Thurgau has a very light mousse, with tight bubbles. This Washington sparkling wine is semi-dry with a pop of fruit upfront on the tip of your tongue. Crisp and tart green apple and delicate pear flavors entice with a pleasing combination of fruit and acid. A hint of sweeter stone fruit teases, but this sparkling wine possesses a refreshing dryness makes you eagerly anticipate your next sip.

Created in the traditional Méthode Champenoise, this sparkling wine has a slightly creaminess on the tongue from its time on the lees. It is a light and refreshing wine with some depth of character. This is not a bargain bottle of bubbles. It is a small lot production crafted with care, time, patience and attention. At $50 per bottle, this is definitely a special occasion wine. Open a bottle when you want to celebrate with loved ones.