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August 2016 - US Sparkling Wines

August 2016 - US Sparkling Wines
This month's Wine feature is US Sparkling Wines

US Sparkling Wines Reviews

Barefoot Bubbly NV Red Moscato California
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant ruby color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of raspberry sorbet, spiced watermelon, and peony with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, complex, breezy peach cobbler, apple and watermelon jolly ranchers, and orange blossom water finish with no oak. A very tasty, fruity sweet sparkler that is sure to please.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Orange California
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Sweet, tropical aromas of fruit punch soda and peach sorbet with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, moderately sweet medium body and an effortless, compelling, medium-length orange soda and sherbet finish. A pretty, orangey, tropical-fruit-punch-like wine that is sure to please those a sweeter tooth.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Peach California
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of peach sorbet, fruit cocktail, and orange blossom honey with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and an even, compelling, medium-long dried apricot finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A deliciously peachy, off-dry bubbly pleaser.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant pale silvery straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of peach sorbet, mandarin oranges, and lilacs with a silky, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, peach skin, spiced apples, and lemon sorbet finish. A very tasty, easy drinking bubbly that’s perfect for the patio.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Moscato Spumante California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Light yellow straw color. Fruity aromas of under ripe stone fruits, spiced peaches, honey crisp apples, and bubble gum dust with a slightly chewy, lively, finely carbonated, fruity sweet full body and a seamless, interesting, breezy finish. A fun, fruity sweet patio bubbly.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
La Marca NV Prosecco Veneto DOC
88 points
$17
Light yellow straw color. Fruity, earthy yeasty aromas and flavors of ripe peaches, gravel, lemon zest, and toasted yeast with a slightly chewy, lively, effervescent, dryish medium-full body and a warming, interesting, breezy finish with earthy tannins and no oak. Nice impression of ripe peaches.
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Prosecco
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Light gold color. Fruity, minerally funky aromas of green nectarines, dried herbs - mint, dried straw, and salinity & butter with a round, lively, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity full body and a sleek, distinctive, breezy finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak. Complex flavors are nicely integrated.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Extra Dry California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of nectarine and lemon-lime ice with a silky, tangy, effervescent, light-to-medium body and a silky, charming, medium-length finish with no oak. A tasty, no frills sparkler that is sure to please.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Cuvée California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of nectarine skin and hint of citrus with a supple, tart, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, carefree finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A refreshing, tangy bubbly that will pair nicely.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Pink Moscato California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Light reddish amber color. Fruity, toasty aromas of watermelon rind, tart cherry berry, and light leesy notes with a slightly chewy, lively, finely carbonated, fruity sweet full body and a tingling, charming, brisk finish. An easy fruity sweet summer sipper.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Allure NV Bubbly Moscato California
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of clementine and lemon blossoms with a supple, lively, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, intriguing, long spiced peaches and apples and lilac water finish with no oak. A flavorful, well balanced sparkling dessert wine that will have wide appeal.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Jacqueline Leonne NV Rosé New Mexico
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Bright steely pink color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of fig-berry tart and lemon scone with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, refreshing, medium-length pomegranate, lime, melon, and green apple finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp and quenching rose sparkler that will be very versatile.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Sparkling Key Lime
87 points
$29.95
Brilliant neon yellow straw green color. Floral, savory interesting aromas and flavors of almond cookie, tarragon, quince, and citrus with a soft, tangy, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length key lime sorbet and spiced apple and melon finish with no oak. A fun, lime-accented sparkler for desserts.
87 points $29.95
Barefoot Bubbly NV Berry Fusion California
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Light ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry jam with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, interesting, relaxed sour cherry and citrus finish with no oak. A nice, very fruity carefree sipper.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Pineapple California
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Light yellow color. Aromas and flavors of caramel apple, pineapple upside cake, and kettlecorn with a supple, tangy, effervescent, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length apple sauce and lemon cream finish with no oak. A sweet, pineapple-y sparkler.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Allure NV Bubbly Mango Wine California
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Fruity, sweet tropical aromas and flavors of mango sorbet, honeydew, and coconut cream with a silky, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy tropical fruit salad, orange blossom water, and lemon curd finish. A festive, tropical fruit salad of a wine.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Allure NV Bubbly Pink Moscato California
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright pink coral color. Fruity aromas and flavors of watermelon candy and cherry sorbet with a supple, tangy, frothy, fruity sweet medium body and a sleek, easy lemon tart and orange blossom water finish. A lively and tasty fruity sparkler.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Jacqueline Leonne NV Brut American
83 points
$15
Light straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of apples on the tree, flower patch earth, and lemon Greek yogurt with a supple, crisp, effervescent, light-to-medium body and a graceful, buoyant overripe nectarine, lemon tonic, and honey finish.
Allure NV Bubbly Peach Wine California
80 points
$12.99
Pink gold color. Fruity aromas of dried peach, crayon box, and leather with a supple, fizzy, off-dry body and a tingling, brisk nectarine skin, vanilla beeswax candle, and seltzer water finish with no oak.
80 points $12.99
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