May 2021 - All Sparkling

May 2021 - All Sparkling
This month's Wine feature is All Sparkling Wines

All Sparkling Reviews

Acquesi NV Spumante Asti DOCG
94 points
$14
Best Buy
Brilliant straw color. Aromas of peach puree, fresh apricot, yellow apple, lime zest, and lemon candy with a satiny, lively, fizzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, relaxed lemon curd, honeycomb, pineapple cola, mineral, and peach syrup finish with no oak flavor. An ethereal, delicious, and precisely balanced Sparkling Moscato; ready to pair with a fresh fruit and cream dessert - or replace dessert entirely.
94 points $14 Best Buy
Chloe NV  Prosecco Doc
91 points
$17
Best Buy
Light straw color. Aromas of pear blossom, blanched pear, apple blossom, and citra hops with a crisp, fizzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, brisk pear candy, Meyer lemon zest, wet stone, Asian pear, and fresh papaya finish with no oak flavor. A Prosecco that brings an orchard in bloom to your back porch; serve well chilled as a quaffer on a hot day.
91 points $17 Best Buy
Bennwihr NV  Cremant DAlsace
91 points
$21
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas of sun baked stone, lemon zest, caramel, green apple, kouign amann pastry, fresh cream, and marzipan with a lean, lively, bubbly, dry medium-to-full body and a seamless, distinctive, long limestone, brioche toast, marmalade, lemon juice, pith, and white pepper finish with no oak flavor. A bright, sophisticated Cremant for toasts, oysters, or both.
Lawer Estates NV Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine California
91 points
$22
Yellow straw color. Aromas of sweet bread, white peach, flint, pear, green kiwi, and almond with a supple, lively, bubbly, dryish light body and a tingling, medium-length yellow apple, chalk, and lemon curd finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright creamy, bubbly Brut full of rich traditional method flavors.
Cinzano NV Cuvée Storica Asti DOCG
90 points
$10
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas of jasmine, candied violets, elderflower, vanilla, and fresh cream with a supple, bubbly, very sweet medium-full body and a smooth, perplexing, fast pear, dried flowers, lemon peel, and fresh mint finish with no oak flavor. Candied fruit and florals combine in this Sangria-ready Asti Spumante.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Chloe 2019 Rose Prosecco Doc
90 points
$17
Best Buy
Light pink coral color. Aromas of pear blossom, white melon, red cherry, and blackberry with a supple, lively, bubbly, dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, medium-length blood orange peel, red pear, key limes, tarragon, and ripe black cherry finish with no oak flavor. A dry, picnic-ready Prosecco.
90 points $17 Best Buy
Paul Mittnacht NV Brut Cremant DAlsace
90 points
$19
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of yellow apple, brioche, white pineapple, and green apple and yuzu with a supple, lively, fizzy, dry medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish conveying elements of wet stone, green apple and blossom, and wet dough with lemon zest with no oak flavor. An extremely enjoyable Cremant for everyday pleasure.
Cuvage 2017 Millesimato Dolce Spumante Asti DOCG
90 points
$24
Yellow straw color. Aromas of orange zest, tangerine, lemon, pear blossom, elderflower, and banana chip with a round, crisp, bubbly, sweet medium body and a tingling, relaxed candied peach, candied apricot, and vanilla and cream finish with no oak flavor. A fun and fruity sparkler for long brunches.
Lawer Estates NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine California
90 points
$25
Light coral orange color. Aromas of flint, baked cherries, roasted marshmallow, pecan, watermelon, and fresh radish with a fizzy, medium-full body and a medium-long strawberry, lemongrass, and bay leaf finish. A nice balance of fruity and savory characters make this a Sparkling Rosé sure to pair with many foods.
Jacques Bardelot NV Brut Rosé Champagne
90 points
$34
Light siam color. Aromas and flavors of macerated strawberries, black plum, persimmon, tamarind, and rhubarb with a supple, lively, bubbly, dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish with notes of cherry eau-de-vie, fresh raspberries, brioche toast, and toasted sunflower seeds with fine, well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor. A bold Rosé Champagne that has you covered for lazy weekend lunches.
Dacastello 2019 Millesimato Extra Dry Prosecco di Treviso DOC
89 points
$9
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of asian pear, white flowers, and fresh lemon with a supple, crisp, bubbly, dryish thin body and a tingling, breezy finish with nuances of white melon, apple, flint, and herbs with no oak flavor. A fresh, classic Prosecco that won’t let you down.
Cinzano NV Cuveé Storica Prosecco DOC
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Light yellow straw color. Aromas of fresh pear, pear blossom, baked pear, banana bread, and with a supple, lively, bubbly, off-dry light-to-medium body and a silky, delightful, breezy vanilla bean, pastry cream, green apple skin, lemon peel, marzipan, honeydew melon, and fresh tarragon finish with no oak flavor. An off-dry yet balanced Prosecco with subtle fresh fruit and almond pastry cream notes.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Midnight Hour NV  Prosecco DOC
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of sweet pears, dried peach, kiwi, pressed flowers, and hints of marshmallow with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A fruit-forward, multidimensional Prosecco with layered flavors and wide appeal.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Cupcake 2020 Moscato DAsti Italy
89 points
$13
Best Buy
Light golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach jam, orange marmalade, dried apricot, and candied lemon peel with a satiny, lively, effervescent, sweet medium body and a seamless, interesting, buoyant finish conveying notes of lemon preserves, elderflower, orange blossom, ginger, and brown sugar with no oak flavor. A balanced, refreshingly sweet and sparkly finish to a meal.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Cuvage 2017 Rosé Brut Nebbiolo dAlba DOC
89 points
$40
Medium pink coral color. Elegant aromas of white strawberry, fresh raspberry, red apple skin, marjoram, and fresh thyme with a supple, racy, bubbly, dry light body and a sleek, interesting, buoyant lemon peel, violet petal, raspberry preserves, and clementine finish with fine tannins and no oak flavor. Full of energetic bubbles; a serious and dry Sparkling Rosé that delivers both charm and fun.
Gancia NV  Asti DOCG
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Light yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of yellow peach, white flowers, orange blossom, and bitter apple skin with a satiny, soft, finely carbonated, moderately sweet medium body and a seamless, brief finish with touches of yellow apple, cherry cobbler, lemon lime soda, and lychee with no oak flavor. A pleasant bubbly to bookend a rich meal.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Cupcake NV  Spain
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of candied lemon peel, yellow apple, baked apple, brine, sea salt, and butterscotch with a lively, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish that shows overtones of lemon juice, almond slices, and toasted brioche with no oak flavor. A bright and delicious Cava for everyday celebrations.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Cupcake 2019 Rose Prosecco Doc
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Light pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of white strawberries, sliced apple, flint, and pear blossom with a supple, lively, bubbly, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish that presents notes of grapefruit zest, white melon, boysenberry, and tamarind syrup with no oak flavor. A flavorful and balanced Rosé Prosecco sipper.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Mondoro NV  Asti DOCG
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas of candied apple, floral hops, canned peach, and cantaloupe with a supple, lively, bubbly, very sweet light body and a medium-to-long orchard blossom, canned peach, wet rock, and fresh squeezed lemons finish. A sweet and tangy everyday white; pair with spicy salsa.
88 points $13 Best Buy
DH Lescombes 2019 Brut Sparkling Wine New Mexico
88 points
$17
Golden straw color. Aromas of candy apple, green apple, ripe melon, pineapple, fresh parsley, and key lime pie with a supple, racy, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length concord grape juice, cotton candy grapes, fresh melon, elderflower syrup, unripe kiwi, lime zest, and peach gummy finish with no oak flavor. A fresh, bone-dry yet pleasantly fruity and floral Sparkling for everyday sipping.
Anne De Laweiss NV Brut Cremant DAlsace
88 points
$21
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked pear, cinnamon stick, yellow apple, white flowers, biscotti, and lime zest with a lean, lively, bubbly, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, long finish manifesting notes of fresh pear, river stone, white mushroom, and baking bread with a suggestion of oak flavor. A Cremant d’Alsace that’s powerful in structure with elegant fruit and spice flavors
Jacques Bardelot NV  Champagne
88 points
$29
Light old gold color. Aromas of white cherry, lemon peel, red apple, almond skin, toast, peaches and cream, and pink lady apples with a supple, lively, bubbly, dryish medium body and an effortless, long cherry pit, almond paste, fresh croissant, and lime zest finish with no oak flavor. A toast-ready, charming Champagne that is also very food friendly.
Gancia NV Brut Prosecco DOC
87 points
$9
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas of white tea, pear blossom, elderflower, flint, white toast, and green apple Jolly Ranchers with a supple, lively, bubbly, off-dry light-to-medium body and an effortless, buoyant apple blossom, fresh pear, white melon, macintosh apples, chalk, and scone with lemon curd finish with no oak flavor. A bright, slightly off-dry Prosecco made for happy hour food pairings.
87 points $9 Best Buy
The Collection 2019 Rose Prosecco Doc
87 points
$9
Best Buy
Light pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of fresh strawberries, cherry blossom, elderflower blossom, mulberry, and cherry juice with a supple, lively, bubbly, dryish light-to-medium body and a silky, stimulating, buoyant finish that presents notes of lemon zest and hops with no oak flavor. A zesty and zippy Prosecco for weekend brunches with friends.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Spumante Moscato
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of chamomile tea with honey, sliced peaches, sweet melon, and honeycrisp apple with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and an even, medium-length finish. A juicy and refreshing sweet Moscato pleaser.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Peach California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of green apple, peach candies, strawberry popsicle, and coconut lifesavers with a satiny, sharp, fizzy, sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length peach iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A fun peach bubbly quaffer for sweet tooths.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Midnight Hour NV  Spain
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Light yellow straw color. Aromas of tangerine peel, jasmine, and green apple candies with a supple, lively, bubbly, dry medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length white pear, lemon zest, lime, brazil nuts, and elderflower finish with no oak flavor. A lively, dry, and fruit forward Cava that can stand on its own or top off your favorite summer cocktail.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Gancia NV Moscato Rosé Italy
86 points
$9
Best Buy
Light amber salmon color. Aromas of red cherry, white cherry, and clover honey with a soft, effervescent, sweet medium-to-full body and an effortless, medium-length strawberry hard candy, canned peach, sun tea, persimmons, and mango finish with no oak flavor. A bright and berry-forward Moscato for brunch or dessert pairing.
86 points $9 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Prosecco DOC
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of green apple, ripe pear, lime, and almond croissant with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity light body and a medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A cheerful, fruity Prosecco with a kiss of sweetness.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
The Collection NV  Prosecco Doc
85 points
$9
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of white apple flesh, lemon zest, pear blossom, elderflower blossom, and fresh ramps with a crisp, fizzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish that presents notes of grapefruit zest and lemon juice. A citrus-forward Prosecco; try on its own or in a brunch cocktail.
Cupcake NV  Prosecco Doc
85 points
$13
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of sliced apple, lemon twist, and elderflower blossom with a supple, bright, bubbly, off-dry medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with notes of lemon pith, white flowers, white melon, and biscotti with no oak flavor. A Prosecco tailor-made for your French 75 and Death in the Afternoon cocktails.
It’s A Headsnapper NV Extra Dry Prosecco DOC
84 points
$9
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of apple skin and mossy rock with a bright, fizzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, breezy ripe pear, yellow plum, cucumber skin, plantain, and fresh arugula finish with no oak flavor. A balanced Prosecco to toast a homemade weeknight meal.
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Pink Moscato
84 points
$9.99
Steely pink color. Fruity aromas of sliced watermelon, honey, and peach sorbet with a supple, crisp, effervescent, sweet light body and a smooth, breezy strawberry-lime soda finish with no oak flavor. A soda-like refresher for anytime quaffing.
84 points $9.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Cuvée California
84 points
$9.99
Pale yellow straw color. Fruity aromas of candied pear, honey-drizzled biscuits, and peach gummies with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and an even, breezy lime zest finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruit-forward, bright and awakening sparkler.
84 points $9.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV Extra Dry California
84 points
$9.99
Golden straw color. Fruity aromas of buttered multigrain toast, peach preserves, mango yogurt, and soursop with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. Big fruity flavors shine in this crowd-pleasing, almost-off-dry sparkler.
84 points $9.99
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$9.99
Pale gold color. Fruity aromas of apricot, lilac, sorbet, apple vinaigrette, and ripe melon with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, relaxed finish with no oak flavor. A fruity, crowd-pleasing sparkler with kisses of sweetness.
84 points $9.99
It’s A Headsnapper 2019 Rose Prosecco Doc
84 points
$12
Light pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit peel, lemon, and sun baked stone with a supple, lively, bubbly, dryish light body and an even, breezy finish that shows accents of melon rind with no oak flavor. A mineral forward Prosecco Rosé perfect for adding a blush of color to your sparkling cocktails.
DH Lescombes 2019 Bellissimo Sparkling Wine New Mexico
84 points
$17
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas of floral essence, overripe peach, guava, and herbs with a supple, lively, fizzy, very sweet medium body and a tingling, perplexing, snappy peach flavor and lemon verbena finish with no oak flavor. A sweet fizzy sipper; try in a cocktail.
Cupcake NV Sparkling Rose Italy
83 points
$13
Pale silvery amber color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit peel, river stones, and yellow apple with a supple, crisp, bubbly, off-dry light-to-medium body and an even, quick finish that presents impressions of ocean breeze and strawberry and thyme with no oak flavor. A mostly dry Sparkling Rosé with a hint of citrus and berry.
Wifey NV Sparkling Rosé Italy
83 points
$21
Pale coral orange color. Aromas of red cherry, granny smith apple, yellow plum, and dried thyme with a satiny, fizzy, dryish thin body and a smooth, brisk nectarine and arugula finish with no oak flavor. A Sparkling Wine to play with in at-home cocktail creations.
Sav NV Birch Sap Sparkling Wine Sweden
83 points
$35
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of green apple, butter roasted macadamias, pine tips, and quinine with a lean, racy, spritzy, off-dry light body and a tingling, interesting, quick finish with notes of gruyere, white mushroom, saltines, birch beer, and sourdough starter with no oak flavor. A unique spritzy and off-dry wine for the adventurous.
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