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88 • Peter Brum NV "Goldsparkler", Germany $17.99.
Straw green color with floating bits of gold leaf. Lime zest, nougat, and honeyed green apple aromas follow though on a round, effervescent entry leads to a crisp tangy, fruity medium-to-full body with a touch of rubber sap and green nectarine. Finishes with a mouthwatering fade. A nice sipper, but probably best with food as the gold leaf feels odd when swallowing. (tasted on Sep-15-2008)
88 • Ficklin NV Old Vine Tinta Port, Madera County $14.99.
Garnet color with a saffron rim. Spicy cherry, pepper, potpourri, and spice aromas follow through on a round entry to sweet, fruity medium body with clove, sandalwood and slate notes. Finish with a honey and pepper accented fade. Nice. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
88 • White Owl Winery NV Sweet Liberty $8.95.
Waxy bing cherry aromas follow through on a juicy entry to a fruity sweet entry to a tangy medium body with tangerine and talc notes on the zesty finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
87 • Don Ernesto 2007 "Vin Gris", Rosé, Napa Valley $14. Kosher
Brilliant scarlet color. Vibrant strawberry and cherry pie aromas follow through on a silky entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with nice smooth even flavors and toasty praline, citrus peel, and mineral accents on the crisp finish. Nicely styled. (tasted on Sep-26-2008)
87 • Ficklin NV Raspberry Passport, Madera County $11.99/500 ml.
Raspberry coulis and floral talc aromas are reminiscent of Kool-aid powder follow through on a soft entry to a sweet medium-to-full body with raspberry seed notes on the breezy finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
87 • Prejean 2007 Late Harvest Estate Grown, Vignoles, Finger Lakes $12.99/375 ml.
Floral peach blossom and dried apricot aromas follow through on a round entry to a fruity sweet medium body with golden raisin and apple skin accents on the zesty, honeyed fade. Nice. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
86 • Mount Pleasant NV Brut Imperial, Augusta, Missouri $19.99.
Pale golden color with a bubbly mousse. Aromas of dried apple, pear, and buttery praline follow through on crisp entry to a fruity medium-to-full body with nice creamy lemon custard pastry notes and a refreshing citrus rind and apple core finish. A nicely styled sparkler. (tasted on Sep-23-2008)
86 • Mount Pleasant NV Pink Catawba, Augusta, Missouri $7.99.
Pink copper color. Matchstick and strawberry compote aromas follow through on a silky entry to a fruity sweet light-to-medium body with sweet strawberry and cherry jam flavors and a touch of herbs on the finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
86 • Canals Nadal 2003 Brut Reserva, Cava $18.99.
Brilliant golden color. Lemon curd, green apple, and brioche aromas follow through on a lightly effervescent entry to a tangy, fruity-yet-dry medium body with a nice, tart lime and powdery fruit tannin fade. A very nice aperitif or serve with spicy mussels. (tasted on Sep-08-2008)
86 • White Springs 2006 Rosé, Finger Lakes $9.99.
Pale scarlet color with steely gray cast. Nougat, baked bing cherry, and cocoa aromas follow through on a brisk, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with accents of rhubarb and hay. Finishes with a tangy, tart white strawberry fade. (tasted on Sep-26-2008)
86 • Barefoot NV Bubbly Chardonnay Champagne, California $9.99.
Bright golden color. Dried pear, golden raisin, and apple butter aromas follow through on round, lively entry to an effervescent, tangy light-to-medium body with white grapefruit accents. Finishes with a lightly astringent, palate cleansing fade. (tasted on Oct-07-2008)
85 • Mount Pleasant NV Concord, Augusta, Missouri $7.99.
Brilliant medium ruby color. Strawberry and cherry pie aromas follow through on a spritzy entry to a sweet light-to-medium body with a tangy grape pie fade. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
85 • Pindar 2006 Estate Bottled Late Harvest, Chardonnay, North Fork of Long Island $18.99/375 ml.
Baked apple and smoky mineral aromas follow through on round entry to a sweet medium body with honey, lemon curd, and peach jam notes and a diesel-like mineral accented finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
85 • Wine Master Select NV Sparkling Demi Sec, Italy $12.99.
Pale golden color. Lemon yogurt and white nut aromas follow through on a brisk, round entry to an effervescent fruity medium body with notes of cling peaches, yellow apples, and honey. Finishes in pleasant tangy fade. A nice picnic sparkler. (tasted on Sep-11-2008)
85 • White Owl Winery NV Spiced Pear $12.95.
Golden yellow color. Nougat, pear tart, and flan aromas follow through on a round entry to a fruity sweet medium body with a mellow texture and a pleasant poached pear flavors on the finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
85 • Barefoot NV Bubbly Premium Extra Dry Chardonnay Champagne, California $9.99.
Pale golden yellow color. Orange-peach marmalade on raisin toast and pistachio oil aromas follow through on a crisp, bubbly entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with a touch of floral talc and white nuts on the fade. (tasted on Oct-07-2008)
85 • Barefoot NV Bubbly White Zinfandel Champagne, California $9.99.
Silvery salmon pink color. Aromas of peach cobbler and cherry sorbet follow through on a round entry to a fruity sweet lightly to medium body with orange sherbet and strawberry pop tart accents. Finishes with a crisp, citrus sprayed, green apple fade. A fruity, refreshing picnic wine. (tasted on Oct-07-2008)
84 • Mount Pleasant NV White Zen, Augusta, Missouri $7.99.
Brilliant golden pink topaz. Rhubarb, grape jelly, raw honey, and Swiss chard aromas follow through on a brisk entry to a sweet and sour light-to-medium body with celery soda accents. Finishes with a quick, honeyed fade. Serve with a good chill. (tasted on Sep-26-2008)
84 • Canals Nadal 2004 Brut, Cava $13.49.
Golden color with mild bubbles. Lemon pudding, toasted nut, and white clay aromas. A round, creamy entry leads to a dryish light-to-medium body with somewhat sour citrus and crabapple flavor. Finishes with a quick metal ore like fade. (tasted on Sep-08-2008)
84 • White Owl Winery NV Snowy White $8.95.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Pleasantly floral apple sauce and pear custard aromas follow through on a soft mellow entry to a fruity sweet medium body with spicy citrus peel and cinnamon notes on the breezy finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)