Who says you have to leave the house to have a fun, delicious happy hour? We have rounded up 10 sensational whites and bubbles to enjoy with cheese and charcuterie in the backyard or to sip on while cooking a great dinner.
P.S. At Wally’s we say every hour is happy hour.
Cheers to the weekend!
Jeio Prosecco by Bisol
Wally's Price: $14One of our all-time favorite proseccos and the value cannot be beat. Its crisp, fresh personality is the perfect complement for anything from chips and guacamole to oysters on the half shell. Extremely fine and lively with notes of citrus fruits and saline sensations. It is a fruit-forward, refreshing sip. Salute!
2016 Schramsberg Brut Rose
Wally's Price: $36This delicious sparkling Brut Rose is crafted from painstakingly sourced cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Carneros, Anderson Valley, Sonoma and Marin counties. Schramsberg is one of Napa’s most historic and revered wineries and this California classic will give many Brut Rose Champagnes a run for their money at about half the price.
92 Points - Wine & Spirits
NV Roeder Brut Premier
Wally's Price: $55The Roeder Brut is delicate, elegant and balanced. It has striking freshness and vivacity with floral, fruity fragrances and subtle notes of lemon curd and mousse. Flavors of raspberry, white peaches, apple, and crème de cassis round off the taste. Perfect with fish ceviche and fresh vegetable crudite.
91 Points - Wine Advocate
Billecart Salmon Extra Brut
Wally's Price: $110This is a dazzling champagne characterized by its incredible balance of purity, freshness, and maturity. A truly remarkable vintage. The nose unveils mineral and delicate notes of fruits. On the palate, it’s an explosion of crisp white peach, lemon meringue pie, and citrus. Its ultra fine, silky bubbles round out this perfect Champagne experience. Enjoy alongside carpaccio, ceviche, grilled scallops and citrus marinated sashimi.
91 Points - Wine Advocate
2018 Villa Russiz Pinot Grigio
Wally's Price: $23
An incredible Pinot Grigio produced by Friuli-Venezia Giulia’ darling, Villa Russiz.
An inviting bouquet of aromas with notes of acacia, oak wood and tropical fruit. Vibrant mouthfeel on the palate. The ideal accompaniment for meals, particularly fish dishes, raw tuna and salmon, shellfish appetizers, and light first courses with plain sauces. Perfect as an aperitif!
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2018 Margerum Sauvignon Blanc LIBERTINE
Wally's Price: $24Our favorite “house white.” For the past several years, Wally’s has worked in tandem with superstar Santa Barbara winemaker, Doug Margerum, to custom-make a delicious and approachable Sauvignon Blanc we can proudly call our own. Pop open a bottle and you’re immediately greeted with bursts of bright citrus and tropical aromatics, a fresh and racy mid-palate, and a soft, clean finish. A warm spring evening and a cool glass of LIBERTINE were made for one another.
92 Points - Robert Parker
2017 Landmark Chardonnay Overlook Sonoma County
Wally's Price: $25Landmark sources their Overlook Sonoma County Chardonnay from 14 top vineyards in Petaluma Gap, Carneros and the Russian River Valley. The resulting blend is one of the very best values you will find in California Chardonnay. Highly recommended!
2018 Laroche Chablis Saint Martin
Wally's Price: $30A vintage that reveals the limestone and the singularity of the terroirs of Chablis. It is a brilliant, fresh, delectable white wine. The nose opens on notes of chalks, flowers white and fresh fruits like the apple. There are subtle and complex notes of fresh undergrowth and of cedar. Taste and mineral mouth, long and saline finish.
96 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2017 Paul Lato Chardonnay Les Bons Amis
Wally's Price: $55From one of the Central Coast’s most celebrated cult winemakers, Paul Lato’s Les Bons Amis is a tiny four barrel lot sourced from two of Sta. Rita Hills greatest vineyards. This is a beautifully balanced expression of Sta. Hills Chardonnay featuring Paul’s unique knack for marrying California-style exuberance and Burgundian-style elegance. A Wally’s exclusive!
93 Points - Wine Advocate
2012 Veuve Clicquot Vintage
Wally's Price: $95
The highly acclaimed 2012 Veuve Clicquot definitely lives up to all the hype. The nose is fresh, delicate and saline. Then, a whole new world unveils. Juicy, candied apricots lift from the glass enhanced with toasted brioche notes, figs, and honey truffle. The beautiful palate is fresh and crisp with a silky complexity that makes your whole mouth pulse with delight. Enjoy with sharp cheddars, pecorino, and savory charcuterie.
"Dense and beautifully ripe, this is a rounded rich wine. It focuses on the tropical yellow-fruit spectrum. That gives a full wine with wood-spice hints and just the right amount of citrus acidity to give it a lift. Drink this finely structured wine from 2023."
97 Points - Wine Enthusiast