Jacob’s Creek Classic Chardonnay Pinot Noir

It’s getting tougher to find decent fizz under $10, and even the Jacob’s Creek Classics, all bottle fermented like champagne in their heyday, are now fermented in tanks like Prosecco. This is a single vintage 2012 blend, though labelled as non vintage. It’s simple, fruit-focused, short and primary, with well-balanced acidity and admirable elegance and restraint of lemon and red apple fruit. All up, good value at $8 at Our Cellar and Jim’s Cellars.