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93 • Illinois Sparkling Co. 2011 "Franken's" Brut, Illinois $32.
Brassy golden pink color. Aromas of berries and French toast with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a mouthwatering lime, watermelon, nectarine, and mineral accented finish. Great zesty flavors and structure reminiscent of a fine blanc de noir Champagne. (tasted on Apr-07-2014)
92 • Illinois Sparkling Co. 2012 "Dollface Rosè", Illinois $32.
Scarlet amber color. Aromas of berries and cherries in cream and almond nougat with fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, ripe blood orange finish. A zesty choice for sipping or spicy foods. (tasted on Apr-07-2014)
91 • Illinois Sparkling Co. 2011 "Stereo" Sparkling Blend, Illinois $32.
Silvery straw color with a white mousse. Aromas of nectarine, apple crisp, and cream with a crisp, fruity medium body and a tangy vanilla nougat and Meyer lemon accented finish. A mouthwatering, fruity sparkler. (tasted on Apr-07-2014)
88 • Easley NV "Indiana Champagne", American $12.99. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of peach custard tart and apple sauce with an effervescent fruity sweet medium body and a crisp, lively finish. A simple but very pleasant off-dry sparkler. (tasted on Apr-14-2014)
86 • Illinois Sparkling Co. 2011 "Heirloom" Sparkling Rose, Illinois $40.|Find-a-Wine|
Pretty pale crimson amber color. Aromas of toasty honeyed berry pastry and rubber sap with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tart lemon and green apple finish. A racy, rose sparkler for the table. (tasted on Apr-07-2014)