An open bottle of CAVA means it’s time for Spanish sparkling wine — good sparkling wine. Spain’s CAVA is made in the same general way as Champagne; a second fermentation in the bottle creating extra complexity in the wine. Many CAVAs do not age as long as Champagne, so CAVA can have less of the biscuity toasty-ness you can find in Champagne.

This rosé CAVA is all red cherry and strawberry cream, with great harmony between richness and crispness on the palate. Given its weight, you can serve it at a serious dinner party, but it is pink and plenty of fun for an al fresco lunch on the patio.

Catherine Bugue is the Star’s tasting panel writer. Her weekly pursuit of a good glass of wine provides a nice supply of choices for the Wine of the Week column. If you’d like to submit a Napa Valley wine for this column, please send it to the Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak St., Napa, CA 94559. There’s no guarantee your wine will be chosen to be featured, but all wines will be evaluated and considered.