Best Inexpensive Sparkling Wine

217422
Primanatura
NV Prosecco DOC
Bright yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of kiwi, citrus, melon rind, and straw and bread crust with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length nectarine skin and lime finish with crunchy, fruit tannins. A crisp, flavorful Prosecco for casual revelries.
93 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215131
Ricossa
2015 Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Bright pale light straw green color. Aromas and flavors of spiced green pears, peach skin, white flowers, and hint of lemon pith with an lively, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a silky, elegant, medium-length finish with soft tannins and no oak.
93 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214575
Saracco
2015 Moscato d'Asti DOP
Silvery straw color. Bright, floral, fruity earthy aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, orange custard, and lanolin lotion with a silky, tangy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, long honeyed apricots and lemon sorbet finish with no oak. A delicious fruity, floral and vibrant Moscato d’Asti.
93 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214916
Illinois Sparkling Co.
2012 "Franken's" French Hybrid Brut Illinois
Bright light pink coral color. Bright, fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of peaches in cream, strawberries shortcake, and lemon chiffon with a soft, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length cranberry sauce on crepes, citrus marmalade, and custard finish with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak. A very pretty, flavorful and refreshing rosé sparkler.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215568
Cupcake
2015 Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Pale yellow straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of soda bread, yellow apple, and nectarine with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length honeyed peach, spiced apples, lemon sorbet, and minerals finish with no oak. A pure and delicious Moscato d’Asti with nice dimension and balance.
92 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215638
Carletto
NV Prosecco DOC
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Bright, fruity, yeasty aromas of soda raisin bread, lemon yogurt, and green pear with a soft, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length limeade, green apple, and chalk finish with fruit, earthy tannins and no oak. A zesty, refreshing Prosecco with great fruit and structure.
91 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214062
St. Clair Winery
2014 "Bellissimo" New Mexico
Brilliant white gold color. Rich, floral aromas of peony, lychee, and fruit salad with a supple, tangy, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long spiced oranges and lemon and melon finish. A delicious, off-dry sparkler in the Moscato d’ Asti style.
91 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216001
Marina
NV Espumante Alicante
Silvery emerald straw color. Floral, fruity aromas and flavors of honeyed peaches and apples, lychee, and honeysuckle with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length lime curd and hint of chalk finish with no oak. A very fruity and refreshing off-dry sparkler that will be nice with spicy foods.
91 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214061
D.H. Lescombes
NV "Imperial Kir" Chenin Blanc
Dark pink coral color. Lively, floral, fruity aromas and flavors of mixed berry lozenge and sorbet and floral talc with a silky, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length orange sherbet and watermelon candy finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A sweet, fruity, very tasty sparkler.
90 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215653
Zonte’s Footstep
NV Bolle Felici "Prosecco" McLaren Vale
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, fresh, inviting aromas and flavors of peaches and apples in cream and tapioca with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long blood orange, lemon grass, and honey finish with no oak. A fun, flavorful, very balanced Prosecco-like sparkling wine that is an easy pleasure.
90 points $14.28 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab