January 2015 - US - All Domestic Sparkling Wines

This month's Wine feature is US - All Domestic Sparkling Wines
US - All Domestic Sparkling Wines Reviews
208739
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Pink Moscato Sparkling Champagne California
Silver pink color. Lively, attractive aromas and flavors of watermelon candy, white toffee, and delicate blossom with a silky, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a polished, delightful, carefree finish revealing notes of orange sorbet and green apples. A fun, flavorful, easy-drinking bubbly.
93 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208736
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Moscato Spumante Sparkling Champagne California
Yellow color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of orange sorbet and banana pudding with a supple, tangy, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish imparting accents of honeyed apple and candied lemon zest. A very tasty off-dry bubbly.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208825
Barefoot
NV "Refresh", Perfectly Pink California
Silver pink color. Attractive aromas and flavors of wild strawberry sorbet, cranberry sauce, and watermelon with an effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, delightful, cheery finish displaying notes of orange blossoms and honeyed apples. A very tasty and refreshing rosé bubbly.
91 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207462
Piper Sonoma
NV Brut Sonoma County
Gold color. Delicate, toasty aromas and flavors of brioche, baked apple, and praline with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish revealing accents of Meyer lemon, nectarine, and cream. A delicious and vivacious sparkler that tastes a lot like a nice, non-vintage Champagne.
91 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207463
Piper Sonoma
NV Blanc de Blancs Sonoma County
Golden yellow color. Bright, attractive aromas and flavors of coconut macaroon and lemon bar with a supple, lively, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish that exhibits impressions of kiwi and meringue. A tasty, flavor packed sparkler that is sure to please.
91 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208735
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Red Moscato Sparkling Champagne California
Bright ruby color. Lively, fruity aromas and flavors of cherry jam, lilac, and pomegranate sorbet with a supple, tangy, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, refreshing, medium-length finish with accents of cranberry soda and limestone. A mouthwatering, lively off-dry sparkler with nice sweet fruit.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208741
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Citrus Fusion California
Silvery straw color. Bold, fruity aromas of guava and pineapple sauce with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet body and a seamless, medium-length tropical fruit punch soda and candied ginger finish. A very tasty and refreshing sweet sparkler that is like an adult fruit punch.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208743
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Peach Fusion California
Pale golden silver color. Bold, fruity, confected aromas and flavors of watermelon candy, peach sorbet, and bubblegum ice cream with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet body and a graceful, intriguing, breezy finish imparting accents of apricot preserves and pound cake. A tasty, zippy sweet sparker for the patio.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207464
Piper Sonoma
NV Brut Rosé Sonoma County
Light golden amber salmon color. Bright aromas and flavors of strawberries in cream and bread pudding with a supple, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long finish that shows elements of praline, dark raisin toast, nectarine, and lemon. A delicious, lively sparkler that will be great at the table.
90 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208734
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Pinot Grigio Sparkling Champagne California
Pale silvery straw color. Rich, floral aromas and flavors of orange blossom honey, peach sorbet, and guava with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of tropical fruit salad, watermelon, and hint of bubblegum. A jazzy off-dry sparkler.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208738
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Brut Cuvée Sparkling Champagne California
Yellow color. Aromas of mango-papaya relish and meringue with a crisp, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a stimulating, medium-length honeyed melon and clementine finish. A tasty, balanced, crowd-pleasing sparkler.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208742
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Tropical Fusion California
Pale golden yellow color. Fruity aromas and flavors of tropical fruit yogurt, banana, and apple cider with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity medium body and an appealing, easy finish evoking notes of candied citrus and bubblegum. A fun, adult tropical fruit treat.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208855
Aldi
Classic Mimosa
Cloudy golden straw emerald color. Lively aromas and flavors of orange soda and grapefruit zest with a silky, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length finish with notes of honeyed green apple. A tasty, fruity sparkler that is sure to please.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208854
Soleil
Classic Mimosa
Cloudy golden straw emerald color. Rich aromas and flavors of orange sorbet, honey cream, and citrus zest with a silky, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of tangerine and chalk. A fun, fruity sweet sparkler.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208824
Barefoot
NV "Refresh", Summer Red California
Garnet violet color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of berry jam and orange-cranberry sauce with a supple, tangy, petillant, off-dry medium body and a breezy finish that exhibits elements of grape sorbet and candied orange. A nice, refreshing red semi-sparkler.
87 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208737
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Extra Dry Sparkling Champagne California
Silvery straw color. Mild aromas and flavors of banana pudding and fruit salad with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, breezy finish that shows notes of melon and lemon. A pleasant, carefree sipper.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208822
Barefoot
NV "Refresh", Crisp White California
Light straw emerald color. Aromas and flavors of red apple and lime sorbet with a supple, crisp, petillant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish with impressions of pear. A nice, easy drinking, spritzy sipper.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208823
Barefoot
NV "Refresh", Sweet White California
Silvery straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of fruit salad and banana cream pie with a silky, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, buoyant finish that shows notes of lemon sorbet and chalk. A nice fruity, carefree quaffer.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208740
Barefoot
NV Bubbly Berry Fusion California
Ruby salmon color. Bright, attractive aromas and flavors of berry sorbet and nougat with a tangy, effervescent, medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish. A fun berry flavored sparkler.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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