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93 • Weibel Family NV Peach Sparkling Grape Wine, California $11. Best Buy.
Very pretty brassy, pale orange pink color. Bright ripe peach custard and sorbet aromas and flavors with a frothy, fruity medium body and a 3D peach and delicate spice nuanced finish. Really delicious on its own or with cheeses and not too sweet to pair with desserts either. Impressive purity and style. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
90 • Westport Rivers NV "Farmer's Fizz", Southeastern New England $19.99. Sustainable Agriculture
Deep old golden color. Aromas of lemon curd on yeasty brioche with a crisp, lightly effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, kiwi, baked apple, and Meyer lemon accented finish. A nicely mature sparkler that will be great with food. (tasted on Sep-19-2013)
89 • Barefoot NV Bubbly Pink Moscato Sparkling Champagne, California $9.99. Best Buy.
Nickel pink color. Aromas of pressed flowers, strawberries and raspberries with a effervescent fruit sweet medium body and a tangy candied citrus, spiced pear, and mineral accented finish. Tasty. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
88 • Taylors NV Brut Cuvée, Pinot Noir-Chardonnay, Australia $17.
Sparkling, bright golden color. Aromas of peaches, pear, mango honeydew melon, white currants and Spring rain. Overall dry, but with a ripe peach and sweet apple richness, pineapple and tart lemon chiffon. Lively bright and fruity finish. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)
88 • Perlage 2012 "PerlApp" Extra Dry Sparkling Wine, Itlay $12.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Lemongrass, ginger, Asian Pear, walnut tart and gingerbread cookies greet you on the nose. Leads to off dry flavors of exotic pears, shortbread and cantaloupe. Bright acidity balances the fruit and subtle haunting savory notes keep you interested. (tasted on Sep-03-2013)
87 • Tiziano NV Prosecco DOC $12.99. Best Buy.
Sweet yellow plums, white peach, white icing and honeysuckle on the nose lead to a lively off dry wine full of ripe peach flavors with satiny bubbles and an off dry finish. Could be the perfect classic wedding cake cuvee. (tasted on Sep-03-2013)
87 • Barefoot NV Bubbly Brut Cuvée Sparkling Champagne, California $9.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden silver color. Aroma banana cake with peach frosting with a crisp, lightly bubbly and tangy light-to-medium body with a nice tart lemon marmalade and apple accented finish. A nice zippy bubbly sipper. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
86 • Barefoot NV Bubbly Extra Dry Sparkling Champagne, California $9.99. Best Buy.
Pale gold. Aromas of red apples, white plums, sweet peach, poached pear and apricot. Spritzy, bright and fresh with apricot and pear flavors, sweet apples and lemon. Off dry with a refreshing finish. Simple and clean. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
85 • Saracco 2012 Moscato d'Asti $17.99.
Freshly sliced ripe Charentais Melon, honey, crushed peaches and gardenia's on the nose lead to ripe and sweet fruit forward palate. Finishes with peach and honeydew nectar. Ripe fruit thru the finish. Looking for more brightness to liven it up. On the verge of cloying. (tasted on Sep-03-2013)
84 • Von Schleinitz 2012 Riesling SECCO, Mosel $15.
Bright yellow straw. Aromas of yellow apple, lemon, pear, white peach and creek stones. Clean and simple with refreshing lemony acidity and a touch of stoney minerality. Flavors of apples, pears and quince with a hint of pineapple. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
84 • Ballatore NV Gran Spumante, California $8.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of yeasty citrus pastry, dandelion, and honeyed apple with a fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a sweet pineapple and chalk eraser accented finish. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)