August 2016 - US Sparkling Wines

This month's Wine feature is US Sparkling Wines
US Sparkling Wines Reviews
215969
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Red Moscato California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215976
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Orange California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215978
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Peach California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215974
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Pinot Grigio
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215971
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Moscato Spumante California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215980
La Marca
NV Prosecco Veneto DOC
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215979
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Prosecco
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215972
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Extra Dry California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215973
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Brut Cuvée California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215970
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Pink Moscato California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216128
Allure
NV Bubbly Moscato California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216086
Jacqueline Leonne
NV Rosé New Mexico
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215999
Florida Orange Groves Winery
NV Sparkling Key Lime
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215975
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Berry Fusion California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215977
Barefoot Bubbly
NV Pineapple California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216131
Allure
NV Bubbly Mango Wine California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216129
Allure
NV Bubbly Pink Moscato California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216085
Jacqueline Leonne
NV Brut American
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216130
Allure
NV Bubbly Peach Wine California
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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