Cristalino NV Brut $8
This pleasant go-to cava is a bargain; crisp and clean with lime notes, green-apple flavors, and a long, yeasty finish.
PAIR WITH Chile and Cheese Tart.
Dibon NV Brut Reserve $9
A true bargain, with subtly sweet apricot flavors balanced by tart grapefruit.
PAIR WITH Spanish Ham and Cheese Monte Cristo Sandwiches.
Gran Sarao NV Brut $10Apricot and lime zest aromas with slight toastiness.
PAIR WITH Shrimp Scampi with Green Onions and Orzo.
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Freixenet NV Cordon Brut $12
A crisp, dry cava with tangerine and apple flavors.
PAIR WITH Jalapeño Crab Cakes with Slaw and Salsa.
German Gilabert NV Cava Reserva $15
This organic bubbly has clean, crisp flavors with a toasty finish.
PAIR WITH Spice-Roasted Cornish Hens with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce.
Raventós i Blanc 2003 Gran Reserva de la Finca $38
Crisp green-apple flavors with citrus zest and a honeyed finish.
PAIR WITH Hoisin Pork Tenderloin with Asian Read More »from 6 Favorite Budget Bubblies