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May 2018 - Flavored Wine & Wine Cocktails

May 2018 - Flavored Wine & Wine Cocktails
This month's Wine feature is Flavored Wine & Wine Cocktails Wines

Flavored Wine & Wine Cocktails Reviews

Soleil  Mimosa Mango American
92 points
$10.99
Sunset orange color. Aromas of goya mango nectar, bruleed lime, and butter sauteed mango with an oily, vibrant, spritzy, sweet medium body and a sleek, compelling, relaxed sweet mango sorbet, mango coulis, and orange blossom honey finish with no oak. A tropical smoothie of a Mimosa.
92 points $10.99
Tiki Tonga NV Draft House Tropical White Sangria Spain
90 points
Straw color. Fruity, tropical aromas and flavors of peach pie, tinned pineapple, cocktail bitters, banana daiquiri, and fresh key lime with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with no oak. A tropical Sangria with a fun tiki punch vibe.
Barefoot Refresh NV Moscato Spritzer California
90 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of fresh peach, white cranberry, lime coulis, pear blossom, and tinned pears with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet light body and a sleek, medium-length finish. A juicy, peachy wine cocktail with staying power.
90 points $4.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Refresh NV Summer Red Spritzer California
90 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of strawberry jolly rancher, raspberry gummies, and pomegranate juice with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, relaxed crystal Pepsi and key lime gelatin finish. A perfectly light red-fruit packed wine cocktail spritzer that will be an excellent refresher on a hot summer’s day.
90 points $4.99 Best Buy
Gallo Family Vineyards NV Sweet Peach California
90 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of peach candy and cream puff with a vibrant, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, long peach sorbet and ice cream finish. A very tasty and lively peach dessert in a glass.
90 points $4.99 Best Buy
St. Julian  Head Games Sweet Mulled Wine Michigan
90 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Nearly opaque dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of concord grape jam, cola, nutmeg, allspice dram, jasmine tea with thyme honey, and dried flowers with a round, vibrant, sweet medium body and a seamless, captivating, medium-length apple pie, homemade berry cobbler, chocolate chips, and vanilla ice cream finish. An all-American spiced wine with wide appeal and instant attraction.
90 points $7.99 Best Buy
XOXO  Red Sangria Canada
90 points
$9.75
Best Buy
Bright ruby garnet color. Interesting aromas of Hawaiian punch, hi-c drink, blue gummies, apple walnut muffin, and aloe drink with coconut with a vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a breezy pomegranate finish. A candied and punchy Sangria.
90 points $9.75 Best Buy
XOXO  White Sangria Pinot Grigio
90 points
$9.75
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach juice and blossoms, fruit salad, and coconut and pistachio gelato with a bright, fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-long toasted coconut, spiced apples and pears, and lime sherbet finish. An excellent example.
90 points $9.75 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright ruby color. Smoky, fruity aromas and flavors of grilled berries, pencil eraser, boysenberry jam on toast, and baking spices with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a seamless, appealing, medium-length finish with moderate oak. A delicious and nuanced sangria with a smoky edge.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Soleil  Mimosa Pineapple American
90 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Hazy yellow straw color. Citrusy aromas of freshly sliced pineapple, lemon and lime wheels, fruit salad, and fruit glaze with a silky, vibrant, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length orange zest and white grape juice finish. An attractive and juicy Mimosa cocktail for brunch feasts.
90 points $10.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Refresh NV Crisp White Spritzer California
89 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas of lemon-lime soda, peach sorbet, and juicy pear gummies with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a easy finish with no oak. A juicy and refreshing wine spritzer cocktail.
89 points $4.99 Best Buy
Forbidden Fruit  White Sangria Michigan
89 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of drug store perfume, spiced baked fruits, and lemongrass lime leaf and sandalwood with a crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length honeyed grapefruit and peach skin finish with no oak. An interesting, Asian spiced sangria.
89 points $7.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Berry California
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Candied aromas and flavors of ripe red raspberry, black cherry soda, and peach melba with a supple, crisp, fizzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, buoyant berry sweet tarts candies and grape bubblegum finish with no oak. A crisp and juicy sparkler with gobs of fruit flavor.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Fontaine de Chocolat NV  Germany
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate walnut fudge and black forest cake with an bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-long milk chocolate shake, cherry brandy, and spiced fruit nut cake finish. A tasty chocolate and nut cake-like offering.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
DnA Vintners NV Chocolate Paradise Cranberry Wine Wisconsin
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of tootsie roll, brownie batter dipped cranberries, and cranberry candle with a syrupy, crisp, very sweet medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length finish. A craveable chocolate-cranberry wine that will make for a nice after-dinner treat.
89 points $14 Best Buy
deMossa NV Sparkling Mimosa Valencia
89 points
$16.99
Bright hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of freshly sliced oranges and pez candies with a glycerous, vibrant, spritzy, fruity medium body and a smooth, relaxed orange chewy candies, hay, dried apricots and pineapples, and bee pollen finish with no oak. A fresh and fun mimosa for easy brunch fun.
89 points $16.99
Bailoni NV Gold Marillen-Frizzante Sparkling Wine Austria
89 points
$19.99
Orange amber color. Fresh, fruity aromas of apricot nectar, ripe melon, and underripe pineapple with a glycerous, bright, spritzy, moderately sweet medium body and a seamless, medium-length apricot taffy, spiced lemon tea, black pepper, and apricot preserves finish with no oak. A fresh and tasty mimosa-like flavored wine with pure orchard fruit notes.
89 points $19.99
Barefoot Refresh NV Rose Spritzer California
88 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Candied aromas and flavors of mixed berry sorbet, sugared strawberries, and cotton candy with a satiny, vibrant, sweet light body and a seamless, medium-length raspberry icy finish with no oak. A candied berry wine cocktail fit for parties.
88 points $4.99 Best Buy
Friends Fun Wine NV Coconut Chardonnay European Union
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright silvery straw color. Sweet, tropical aromas of coco lopez, pineapple cake, limoncello, and ripe papaya with a round, bright, sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length creamy coconut yogurt and applesauce finish. A welcome tropical departure from your average wine.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Authentica NV Classic Red Sangria Spain
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Bright ruby color. Fruity, spicy aromas of raspberry jam, raspberry cough drop, orange pastilles, spiced cherry compote, and cinnamon dusted apples with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a graceful, intriguing, medium-length tinned pears and pineapple, winter spices, apple core, and popsicle stick finish. A tasty, berry-accented sangria for all seasons.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
Petit Chocolat NV Dark Chocolate and Cream Red Wine Specialty Germany
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Creamy brown color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate cream pie and nutella on toast with a bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a medium-long chocolate and vanilla custard cone, praline, spiced raisins, and pepper finish. A fun and lively sweet chocolate wine.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Pineapple California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant Siam color. Sweet aromas of sweet apple cider, pineapple confection, and tropical fruit salad with a satiny, crisp, fizzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length apple butter on sugared toast and sliced fresh pear finish. A fun and fizzy sparkler for toasts and dessert pairings.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Fruit Slap NV Watermelon Sangria Spain
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of flower vase, floral soap, and dried cherries with an bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and an appealing, easy rose water and citrus finish. A flavorful, super floral sangria that screams summer patio.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Fruit Slap NV Tropical Fruit Sangria Spain
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of pineapple-mango smoothie and strawberry-kiwi granita with a round, bright, fruity light body and a smooth, brisk banana popsicle and sweet tea finish. A fun Sangria that will serve as a poolside or backyard summer punch.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Sandara NV Sparkling Flavored Red
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of spiced meringue with pomegranate coulis, cedar pencil shavings, and delicate blossoms with a crisp, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a carefree orange sherbet, lychee, and hint of minerals finish with fine, dusty tannins. A toothsome and well balanced berry flavored sparkling wine.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
DnA Vintners NV Crangria Chocolate Cranberry Wine Wisconsin
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Reddish orange color. Fruity, creamy aromas and flavors of tootsie roll wrapper, Sixlets, cranberry orange muffin, and chocolate graham cracker with a glycerous, vibrant, sweet medium body and a relaxed orange Hi-C finish. A fruity, chocolatey amalgamation for all-year sweet sipping.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Stella Rosa NV Rosé Wine Specialty
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of fruit punch soda and bubblegum with a crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a breezy watermelon and apple candies and mandarin oranges in syrup finish with no oak. A clean, candied, tasty pink bubbly.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Easley NV Reggae Sangria
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Light Siam color. Citrusy aromas of grape jam packet, lemon balm, iced tea with lemon, and lemongrass with a silky, crisp, sweet light body and a smooth, medium-length cola and raspberry gummies finish. An anytime sweet sangria with an all-American appeal.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Easley NV Reggae Margarita
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of lemon oil, lemongrass, hint of eucalyptus, and lavender with a satiny, lively, spritzy, sweet light body and an effortless, medium-length lemon drop candies, tart lemon custard, and kumquat syrup finish with no oak. A super citrusy wine cocktail that serve as a nice addition to liven up punch: serve on ice.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Mija NV White Sangria
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Cloudy golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of peach and pear nectar, orange juice, and hint of yellow pepper with a bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a breezy orange blossom water and hint of spice finish. A nicely balanced fruity sangria with good purity.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Luis the Marinero NV Red Sangria Spain
87 points
$12.99
Brilliant dark ruby color. Aromas of graphite, red apples, lingonberry, ground cinnamon, and orange liqueur with a velvety, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a medium-length raspberry soda, allspice, and lime spritz finish with silky tannins. A sweet and zesty red sangria to pair with good times and great friends.
87 points $12.99
Luis the Marinero NV White Sangria Spain
87 points
$12.99
Straw color. Spicy, floral aromas of dried rose, jasmine, dried orange wheels, dried eucalyptus, and cinnamon sticks with a satiny, bright, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp honey-orange, lemon iced tea, and coconut finish with no oak. A potpourri of a sangria for festive sipping anytime.
87 points $12.99
Luis the Marinero NV Rosé Sangria Spain
87 points
$12.99
Silvery amber color. Aromas of cherry blossom, dried eucalyptus, cinnamon, fragrant orange peels, and raspberry-mint with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy chalk and lime spritz finish with no oak. A sweet and breezy rose sangria for effortless summer wine indulgence.
87 points $12.99
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV St. Pete Sangria
87 points
$27.98
Brilliant dark ruby color. Aromas of watermelon sucker and ripe tomato and watermelon stacks with basil with a satiny, tangy, moderately sweet light body and a medium-length cranberry sauce, fresh orange zest, clove, and lime spritz finish. A tart and refreshing fruit wine sangria with lots of appeal.
87 points $27.98
Barefoot Refresh NV Sangria Spritzer California
86 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Bright dusty garnet color. Fruity, sweet aromas of raspberry liqueur, vanilla-berry granita, moscato, and watermelon and cherry slushies with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, very sweet light-to-medium body and an appealing, medium-length hint of dark chocolate, cranberry fruit punch, orange sherbet, orange flower water, and pomegranate juice finish. An alluring berry explosion that will be a homerun hit at parties.
86 points $4.99 Best Buy
Gallo Family Vineyards NV Sweet Apple California
86 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon apple pie a la mode with a vibrant, petillant, moderately sweet medium body and a medium-long apple cider and candy finish. A sweet, apple pie like wine for dessert and picnics.
86 points $4.99 Best Buy
Gallo Family Vineyards NV Sweet Berry California
86 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Bright pink coral color. Fruity, candied aromas of strawberry hard candies, blackberry leaf, and watermelon granita with a satiny, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, swift finish. An easy-drinking, candied strawberry refresher for poolside tippling.
86 points $4.99 Best Buy
From the Farm NV White Sangria Spain
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw green color. Sweet aromas and flavors of brisk iced tea with lemon, cinnamon sun tea, Hawaiian punch, and otter pops with a supple, soft, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, fast finish with no oak. A clean and easy Sangria sipper for lazy Sundays.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Niña Bonita NV Organic Spanish Sangria Valencia
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Bright light ruby color. Minty aromas and flavors of marinated strawberries, dried mint, lemongrass, and lemon balm with a satiny, crisp, sweet medium body and an effortless, medium-length blackberry juice, berry-orange relish, berry popsicle, and nutskin finish with dusty, woody tannins. An herbaceous and berry-packed red sangria.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Stella Rosa NV Stella Pink Wine Specialty
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of box of hard candies and berry soda with a vibrant, spritzy, sweet medium body and a medium-length watermelon ice, orange sherbet, and orange blossom water finish with no oak. A fun super fruity and lightly floral sweet wine.
86 points $12 Best Buy
DnA Vintners NV Frost Watch Orange Cranberry Wine Wisconsin
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Light Siam color. Citrusy aromas of orange Jell-O with a glycerous, crisp, sweet medium body and a silky, medium cherry Kool-Aid, orange zest, and dried cranberry finish. A boldly orange flavored fruit wine that will hit the spot for sweet wine lovers.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Friends Fun Wine NV Strawberry Moscato European Union
85 points
$6.99
Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of sugared strawberries, strawberry soda, and cherry blossom with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, moderately sweet light body and a buoyant strawberry runts candies and tangerine finish. A boozy soda-like wine for sweet-tooths.
85 points $6.99
Authentica NV Berry Sangria Spain
85 points
$7.99
Bright ruby color. Candied aromas of cherry SnoCone and cotton candy with a satiny, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a relaxed chocolate-berry phosphate and chewy vitamins finish. A cheerful cherry flavored wine; serve chilled.
85 points $7.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV Peach California
85 points
$9.99
Straw color. Fruity aromas of peach syrup, tinned pears, and peach Faygo with a round, crisp, fizzy, very sweet medium body and a sleek, easy orange Pez candies and peach pit finish. A candy-sweet, peachy sparkler.
85 points $9.99
TreeHugger NV Citrus White Sangria Spain
85 points
$9.99
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of fresh iced tea, sugared lemons, lime punch, hint of Pepsi cola, and orange tic Tacs with a soft, bright, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, cheery finish with no oak. An easy-drinking, not-too-sweet white sangria
85 points $9.99
Soleil  Mimosa Pomegranate American
85 points
$10.99
Medium light ruby color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of orange flesh, freeze dried raspberry, lime syrup, and strawberry jelly with a round, vibrant, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, snappy fruit punch finish. A berry-kissed Mimosa cocktail for simple brunch pairings.
85 points $10.99
Mija NV Red Sangria
85 points
$11.99
Bizarre nearly opaque murky brown color. Dusty aromas and flavors of reconstituted dried cranberries and raisins, root beer syrup, orange gummy vitamins, and roll-your-own tobacco with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, swift finish. A pure and natural tasting sangria with a nice balance of sweet and savory.
85 points $11.99
Beso Del Sol NV Pink Sangria Spain
85 points
$12.99
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas of Haribo peach gummies, limeade, pear sauce, peonies, and honeycomb with a satiny, crisp, petillant, fruity sweet light body and a stimulating, relaxed underripe apricot, cinnamon, nutmeg, ivory soap, and caramel finish. A peachy sangria complete with sweet, spice, and spritz.
85 points $12.99
Gallo Family Vineyards NV Sweet Pineapple California
84 points
$4.99
Best Buy
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of fruit salad cup and banana taffy with a crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a breezy pineapple sherbet and Lifesaver finish. A sweet pineapple-y treat.
84 points $4.99 Best Buy
Friends Fun Wine NV Red Sangria European Union
84 points
$6.99
Bright light ruby color. Aromas of fresh ginger, sliced apples, pencil shavings, and lipstick with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, easy pencil eraser, sweet blackberry jam, lime spritz, and orange liqueur finish with woody tannins. A solid spritzy red sangria.
84 points $6.99
Fruit Slap NV Original Grape Sangria Spain
84 points
$9.99
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of berry lip balm, spiced oranges, schmaltz, and 7up with an crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a charming, buoyant violet gum and nutskin finish. A fun, spicy sangria.
84 points $9.99
Sandara NV Sparkling Wine Mojito
84 points
$10.99
Bright straw color. Aromas of eucalyptus and lemon zest with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length fernet and cola, vanilla, lemon-lime soda, and ginger candy finish. A cheerful, minty-fresh sparkler with loads of citrus and spice; serve on ice.
84 points $10.99
Sandara NV Sparkling Flavored Rosé
84 points
$10.99
Steely pink color. Aromas of balloon and white strawberries with balsamic with a crisp, spritzy, light-to-medium body and a medium-length sour cherry and pomegranate spritzer finish with no oak. A tangy, fruity bubbly.
84 points $10.99
Soleil  Mimosa Classic American
84 points
$10.99
Opaque sunflower yellow color. Aromas of sun-baked juicing oranges, lime snocone syrup, and lemon cream sauce with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp Orange gelatin finish. A bright and fruity Mimosa cocktail for emergency brunch.
84 points $10.99
Forbidden Fruit  Red Sangria Michigan
83 points
$7.49
Dark brick red color. Aromas and flavors of tootsie roll and date nut roll with a supple, soft, fruity sweet medium body and a swift grape drink and cinnamon toast finish. A sweet quaffer to brighten the day.
83 points $7.49
From the Farm NV Red Sangria Spain
83 points
$9.99
Burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of lime powder and Pez candies, spicy cranberry sauce, and cedar incense with a bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a buoyant cinnamon bark, apple sauce, and floral talc finish. A tangy sangria sipper, serve with ice.
83 points $9.99
Beso Del Sol NV Red Sangria Spain
83 points
$12.99
Dark dark ruby color. Medicinal aromas of cedar closet, berry cleanser, dried mint, and orange Emergen-C with a supple, vibrant, petillant, sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, quick sour citrus hard candies finish. A tart and intriguing red sangria with an herbaceous edge.
83 points $12.99
Petite Raspberry NV Raspberry and Cream White Wine Specialty Germany
82 points
$8.99
Creamy pink coral color. Aromas of warm milk and honey, berry custard pie, and salt water taffy with a soft, petillant, moderately sweet medium body and a medium-length powdered milk, white chocolate nut bar, berry kefir and cake, and pepper finish. An interesting sweet and savory creamy berry wine.
82 points $8.99
TreeHugger NV Classic Red Sangria Spain
82 points
$9.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of lemon and lime powder candy and sprite and ginger ale with a soft, off-dry light body and a quick spiced cherries and nutshell finish. A citrusy, nutty sangria.
82 points $9.99
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