August 2014 - All International Sparkling Wines

This month's Wine feature is All International Sparkling Wines
All International Sparkling Wines Reviews
207039
Cupcake
NV Moscato d'Asti D.O.C.G.
Pale golden color. Aromas of honeycomb, nectarine, and honeysuckle with a crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy peach, lime sorbet, and mineral finish. A delicious, balanced, textbook moscato d’Asti wine.
94 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207121
Gran Codorníu
NV Reserva Pinot Noir
Pale ruby silver color. Aromas of cranberry toast, fig, and lemon spritzed sour cherry with a tangy, frothy medium-to-full body and a zesty, lime and chalk accented finish. A nicely structured, mouthwatering Cava that will shine with seafood.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207083
Ruggeri
NV "Giall'Oro" Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of lemon muffin and custard with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a melon, lime, and chalk finish. A delicious, mouthwatering Prosecco that will be stellar with seafood.
91 points $21.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207082
Ruggeri
2012 "Giustino B." Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon sorbet, clay, praline and melon ice with a crisp, fruity medium and a long, tangy clementine and mineral finish. A flavorful and polished Prosecco that will be great with food.
91 points $32.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207119
Anna de Codorníu
NV Brut Rosé D.O. Cava
Pale scarlet copper color. Aromas of strawberry rhubarb pie, cherry gelatin, and melon with an effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy cranberry and tangerine accented finish. A juicy, mouthwatering Cava for all applications; serve with duck.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207118
Anna de Codorníu
NV Brut D.O. Cava
Bright golden color. Aromas of banana muffin and lemon with a frothy, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy nut brittle, lime tart, and chalk finish. A rock solid Cava.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207076
Stony Brook
2007 "The Lyle" Coastal Region
Golden color with fleeting bubbles. Mature aromas of dried and stewed citrus and stone fruits, toasted nut bread, and delicate Asian spices with a crisp, lightly effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy lemon and balsamic on strawberries and earth finish. A nice older sparkling wine that will shine at the table with seafood.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206933
Tiziano
NV Prosecco DOC
Silvery straw color with a rim of fine mousse. Aromas of peach sorbet and praline with a crisp, fruity medium body and a very clean, kiwi and mineral accented finish. A nicely made Prosecco.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207084
Ruggeri
NV "Argeo" Prosecco DOC
Pale straw color. Aromas of toasted cranberry lemon bread with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy lime curd accented finish. A tasty sipper.
88 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207120
Gran Codorníu
NV Reserva D.O. Cava
Golden color. Aromas of pineapple cake and kiwi marmalade with a crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a toasty praline and lemon bar finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206984
La Marca
NV Prosecco DOC
Pale silvery straw color. Mild aromas of lemon toast and peach with a crisp frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a zesty, melon and mineral kissed finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206983
Barefoot
NV Prosecco DOC
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of quince jam, peach gelato, and watermelon with a fruity medium body and a tangy, lemon soda accented finish. A nice fruity sipper.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207117
Codorníu
NV Classico D.O. Cava
Golden color. Aromas of lemon, pineapple, and balloon with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tart caramelized nut and citrus accented finish.
84 points $10.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207040
Cupcake
NV Prosecco
Pale golden straw color. Toasty aromas of lemon muffin, funky cheese, and dried peach with a crisp, light-to-medium body and a tangy lime ice and chalk finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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