August 2012 - US - All Domestic Sparkling Wines

This month's Wine feature is US - All Domestic Sparkling Wines
US - All Domestic Sparkling Wines Reviews
198853
Lynfred
NV Sparkling Plum Wine Michigan
Deep garnet color. Very spicy and floral plum custard pie, bitters, and potpourri aromas with a frothy sweet medium-to-full body and a dense resonant blueberry sorbet and spice finish. Great purity and vibrancy; try with spicy Asian food or pirogis.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198828
Sparkling Pointe
2002 "Brut Seduction" North Fork of Long Island
Aromas of kiwi yogurt, balsamic drizzled melon, and lemon ice with a frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nicely balanced, tangy finish with a touch of earth. A stylish sipper. Try with duck rillettes.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198856
Piper Sonoma
NV Blanc de Blancs Sonoma County
Yellow silver color with a fine mousse rim. Aromas and flavors of peach custard pastry and citrus marmalade with a crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart, mouthwatering kiwi and peppery spice finish. A very appetizing sparkler. Try with oyster.
89 points $13.30 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198829
Sparkling Pointe
NV "Cuvée Carnaval" North Fork of Long Island
Pale golden color. Aromas of toasty pastry, dried lemons and apricots with a fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp, honey roasted apricot and grassy earth accented finish. A charming off-dry sparkler for all occasions.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198826
Sparkling Pointe
2009 "Topaz Impérial" North Fork of Long Island
Pale silvery salmon color. Interesting aromas of caperberries, grilled citrus, and smoky minerals with a frothy, tangy medium body and a grilled apple, pear, and lime spritzed melon finish. A savory and refreshing table wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198857
Piper Sonoma
NV Brut Rosé Sonoma County
Pale silvery orange pink color. Mild aromas of nectarine and nuts with a crisp, tangy medium body and a bright clementine and grilled apple finish. Very nice.
88 points $13.30 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198855
Piper Sonoma
NV Brut Sonoma County
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of toasty lemon custard pastry with a tart, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a crisp, mouthwatering citrus and mineral accented finish. A nice refreshing sparkler that will be great at the table. Try with ceviche.
88 points $13.30 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198830
Sparkling Pointe
2008 Blanc de Noirs North Fork of Long Island
Pale orange pink color. Aromas of white cherry, nougat and a hint of lanolin lotion with a frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart, Meyer lemon, white strawberry, meringue and earth finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198827
Sparkling Pointe
2006 Blanc de Blancs North Fork of Long Island
Mild aromas of white toffee and strawberries in vanilla cream with a crisp, tangy, light-to-medium body and a laser-like tart, starfruit, nectarine and grass accented finish. Tasty and well made.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198916
Tomasello
NV Sparkling Blueberry Wine New Jersey
Earthy and lightly medicinal blueberry, cranberry sauce and herbal-menthol lotion aromas with a frothy, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tart orange bitters, grass, and blueberry seed accented finish. A complex, earthy and rustic wine with lots of culinary and mixology possibilities.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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