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August 2015 - US Sparkling Wines

August 2015 - US Sparkling Wines
This month's Wine feature is US Sparkling Wines

US Sparkling Wines Reviews

Glenora 2006 Brut Finger Lakes
91 points
$29.99
Golden straw color. Toasty aromas of baked peaches and pineapples, apple tart, and delicate spices with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length lemon curd and minerals finish with no oak. A zesty and flavorful sparkling wine with a lot of rich character.
91 points $29.99
Barefoot NV Red Moscato California
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright ruby garnet color. Lively, fruity, floral aromas of spiced cherries, watermelon sorbet, and orange blossoms with a supple, tangy, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length blood oranges finish with fruit tannins. A fun and flavorful packed off-dry red sparkler.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Extra Dry California
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, fruity aromas of peach-mango relish, nougat, and melon with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, appealing, medium-length watermelon ice and yellow apple finish with no oak. A lively and mouthwatering fruity sparkler that is sure to please.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Tropical Fusion California
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Bright, fruity aromas of pineapple marmalade and strawberry-melon gelato with a supple, lively, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, compelling, medium-length finish with fine tannins and no oak. A very tasty and crowd-pleasing off-dry sparkler.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Elk Run 2011 Method Champenoise Chardonnay
89 points
$30.28
Straw green color. Bright, toasty, tropical aromas of coconut cream pie and mango gelato with a tangy, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length lemon tart, nougat, melon, and baking spices finish with no oak. A very nice, tangy, earthy sparkler with a savory, mouthwatering appeal.
89 points $30.28
Barefoot NV Peach Fusion California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright pale straw green color. Fruity, floral waxy aromas of dried pineapple chips, dried banana, grape gummy bears, and paraffin with a soft, spritzy, fruity sweet medium-full body and a polished, complex, medium-long finish with fruit tannins.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Brut Cuvee California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Delicate, fruity aromas of honeydew and spiced pear with a supple, tangy, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp lime sorbet, green apple skin, and marinated carrot finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nice tangy, savory sparkler that will pair nicely.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Pink Moscato California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant pink coral color. Sweet, fruity floral aromas of spiced peaches and apples, melon sorbet, and white blossoms with a supple, crisp, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a breezy apple sauce, lemon sherbet, and fruit salad finish with no tannins and no oak. A nice, floral off-dry sparkler.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Westport 2012 "Going Coastal" Gewurztraminer
88 points
$31
Straw color. Bright, fruity, floral toasty aromas of mango berry cobbler and spiced peach with a silky, crisp, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, breezy delicate sweet spice and apple finish with crunchy tannins and no oak. A fun, tasty light sparkler.
Fancy Pants NV  Prosecco
87 points
$11
Best Buy
Bright pale light straw green color. Lively, fruity, floral earthy aromas of green apple skin, dried fruit - peaches, honeysuckle, and gravel with a lively, effervescent, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
87 points $11 Best Buy
Sutter Home NV Bubbly Brut California
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright light yellow straw color. Bright, attractive, fruity aromas of spiced peaches and lemon custard pie with a lively, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length apple sauce, pear, and apricot finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A fun, snappy, carefree sipper that tastes like a nice fruit cocktail.
87 points $12 Best Buy
La Marca NV Prosecco Veneto IGT
87 points
$17
Bright pale light emerald straw color. Lively, fruity, floral aromas of peach skin & pits, lemon curd, white flowers, and key lime custard with a lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
ONEHOPE NV Sparkling Brut California
87 points
$18.99
Pale bright silvery emerald straw color. Lively, sweet, fruity aromas of peach sorbet and key lime pie with a supple, crisp, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a polished, relaxed green apple and chalk finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A refreshing, easy drinking fruity sparkler for the deck.
87 points $18.99
Barefoot NV Citrus Fusion California
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Rich, fruity, sweet aromas of apricot jam and orange sherbet with a silky, lively, effervescent, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, relaxed tropical fruit punch and nutskin finish. A fun, fruity sweet sparkler with a nice tropical twist.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Avissi NV  Prosecco
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Bright pale light straw color. Delicate, citrusy aromas of lemon and earth with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, fruity light body and a tingling, captivating, relaxed honeyed peach and delicate spice finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Ménage à Trois NV  Prosecco
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Bright clear pale yellow straw color. Delicate, fruity aromas of apples, dried fruit, and gravel with an crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, compelling, brisk finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Moscato Spumante California
85 points
$9.99
Bright clear light golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas of green apples, currant leaves, white flowers, and apricot pits with a soft, effervescent, fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, short finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
85 points $9.99
Barefoot NV Sparkling Pinot Grigio California
85 points
$9.99
Bright clear pale straw color. Bright, fruity aromas of honey crisp apples, cantaloupe, banana skin, and sassafras and cream with an soft, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, short finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
85 points $9.99
Fancy Pants NV Sparkling Rose Italy
85 points
$11
Bright medium pink coral color. Bright, fruity aromas of apples and berries with an even, crisp, effervescent, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length blood orange, minerals, and nutskin finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A pleasant fruity sparkler.
Barefoot NV  Prosecco
84 points
$9.99
Clear bright pale emerald straw color. Bright, fruity aromas of ripe peaches, lemon curd, and turned earth with a tangy, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a warming, short finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
84 points $9.99
Barefoot NV Berry Fusion California
84 points
$9.99
Bright medium ruby garnet color. Bright, floral, fruity aromas of blackcurrants, red flowers, and blueberry with an bright, spritzy, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, breezy finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Refreshing, rounded easy flavors.
84 points $9.99
Blanc de Bleu NV Brut Cuvee Mousseux California
84 points
$19.99
Bright pale neon blue color. Delicate, confected, floral aromas of fruit punch, circus peanuts, and blossoms with an even, bright, effervescent, off-dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, breezy lime curd finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Blue bubbly, different and fun.
84 points $19.99
Casa Larga 2007 Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay
84 points
$24.99
Emerald straw color. Lively, earthy, rustic aromas of crushed nuts, brewer’s yeast, and dried lemon with a supple, tart, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, fast lime, grassy earth, and guava finish. A tart, dry, earthy sparkler.
84 points $24.99
Heritage 2013 Dry Rose Outer Coastal Plain
82 points
$14.99
Salmon orange color. Bright, smoky aromas of grilled cherries and berries with a crisp, petillant, light body and a smooth, sparse melon rind and cherry pit finish with chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A dry, smoky, earthy rose.
82 points $14.99
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