April 2022 - All Sparkling Wines

April 2022 - All Sparkling Wines
This month's Wine feature is All Sparkling Wines

All Sparkling Wines Reviews

Le Chemin Du Roi NV Brut Rosé Champagne
94 points
$299
Rich salmon orange color. Toasty aromas and flavors of dark brioche, dried citrus, and roasted nuts and sesame with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, nuanced, very long finish with notes of reduced lemon and minerals with fine, silky, fruit tannins. A rich and powerfully delicious Rose Champagne that hits all the high notes.
Mumm Napa NV Blanc De Blancs Napa County
93 points
$23
Yellow straw color. Aromas of vanilla frosted banana and coconut cakes and spiced pineapple with a bright, bubbly, dry full body and a long fruit parfait, creme anglaise, and macaroons finish with no oak flavor. A creamy, buttery, richly fruit-driven domestic sparkler that will appeal to Champagne drinkers.
City Winery 2018 Methode Champenoise North Fork Of Long Island
93 points
$42
Straw color. Aromas of lemongrass, carrot cake, malted barley, and sunflower with a full body and a long roasted pear, cold herbs, apple core, and green fig finish. This is a wine that over delivers with complex aromas; find yourself in a field full of sunflowers.
Champagne Trouillard NV Comte Decrion Brut Champagne
93 points
$44
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of peach jam on toast, lemon marmalade, and praline with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a sleek, appealing, medium-long finish that shows accents of creme brulee and spiced citrus salad. A nutty, juicy, vanilla-kissed Champagne that is sure to please.
Martini & Rossi NV Spumante Asti DOCG
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed fruitcake, peach-sultana sorbet, lychee, and macadamia brittle with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long finish with elements of fruit salad with no oak flavor. A delicious, not-to-sweet spumante Moscato with lots of flavor and pinpoint balance.
92 points $14 Best Buy
Zaglia NV Rosis Vino Spumante Brut Rose Merlot
92 points
$22
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed dried peach and cherry, caramelized spiced apple and pear, lemon curd pastry, and white blossoms with a supple, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, long finish imparting accents of citrus salad and green apple and pear with fine, fruit tannins. A delightfully fruity and mouthwatering sparkler that provides instant gratification with every sip.
Frog’s Tooth 2018 Pink Diamonds Sparkling Rose Sierra Foothills
92 points
$24
Pink color. Aromas of strawberry and rye with a full body and a long dried cranberry, normandy apples, and rye finish. A textured, earthy old world style wine for Champagne fans.
Ruggeri 2020 Giustino B. Prosecco di Valdobbiadene
92 points
$33.99
Straw color. Aromas of white melon, kumquat, lilies, and pear peel with a full body and a long tart yellow apple, bosc pear, and lemon finish. Light and elegant sparkler for the patio on its own or for seafood and salads.
92 points $33.99
Bricoleur Vineyards NV Flying By The Seat Of Our Pants Brut Sparkling Wine North Coast
92 points
$45
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of baked apple and pear, chestnut honey on sourdough toast, marzipan, and caramelized citrus with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of peach and kiwi skins and roasted citrus with no oak flavor. Dry, mature-seeming California sparkler moonlighting in the style of Blanc de Noir Champagne.
Sweet Bitch NV Mango Moscato White Moscato
90 points
$9
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of mango chutney and sorbet, lychee and bananas, and peach sherbet and cobbler with a velvety, lively, finely carbonated, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, very long finish that shows notes of golden raisin, dried apricot, orange blossom honey, and flower water with no oak flavor. A delicious sweet sparkling wine with rich fruit and fine, silky bubbles.
90 points $9 Best Buy
Cinzano NV Cuvée Storica Glera
90 points
$10
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of mango-papaya relish, coconut milk, cashew brittle, and green herbs with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish conveying nuances of alpine herbal lozenge, floral honey, and aloe and rubber sap with no oak flavor. A vibrant and layered Prosecco with a charming personality suited for all occasions.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Martini & Rossi NV Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé Italy
90 points
$14
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of kiwi, tangerines, cassis, and pomegranate with a medium-full body and a medium-long tamarind, black raspberry, morello cherry, and blood orange finish. A soft and easy drinking sparkling Rose with dark red fruit nuances.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Bivio Italia NV Extra Dry Sparkling Rose Prosecco di Treviso DOC
90 points
$20
Pink color. Aroma of and with a medium-full body and a medium-long tamarind, scallion, and sorrel finish. Bright and savory wine with hints of red delicious apple and cherry.
Champagne Georges Cartier NV Brut Tradition Champagne
90 points
$56
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon curd, brioche, cashew, and wet stone with a supple, lively, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, charming, medium-long finish with nuances of orange custard and apple with no oak flavor. A vibrant mouthwatering, fruit-driven Champagne perfect for any occasion.
Champagne Lallier NV Blanc De Blancs Brut Champagne
90 points
$79
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of caramel nut pastry, hint of breadfruit, and brewer’s yeast with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, long finish displaying nuances of lemon meringue pie, clementines and melons, and minerals with no oak flavor. A round and graceful Champagne with toothsome acidity and well-meshed citrus flavors.
JFJ NV Brut Champagne California
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas of green pear and white flowers white tea with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long green apple, kiwi, and orchard fruits finish. A bright and bubbly sipper with an abundance of orchard fruits and a zesty citrus finish.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Dacastello 2020 Extra Dry Millesimato Prosecco di Treviso DOC
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of dragonfruit and hint of tree sap with a bright, bubbly, dry medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long green apple, honeyed lime, and wheatgrass finish with no oak flavor. A Sunday morning Prosecco that would be a good dance partner with a Mimosa.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Ruggeri 2021 Argeo Brut Rose Prosecco di Treviso DOC
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of persimmons, pomegranate, blueberry juice, and rose water with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long strawberry, plum, and acai finish. An energetic Prosecco Rose that pairs well with most summer activities.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Champagne Trouillard NV Extra Selection Champagne
89 points
$48
Golden straw color. Aromas of toasty buttered brioche, apple tartin, and praline with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long lemon custard, orange custard, and tartin finish. A toasty, appetizing Champagne with that will be great with appetizers or elevated mimosas.
Dacastello 2020 Brut Millesimato Prosecco di Treviso DOC
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of peach, lemon marmalade on toast, and clementine with a bright, bubbly, dry medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long almond brittle, bosc pear, and clementine finish with no oak flavor. A bright, crisp Prosecco for all occasions.
88 points $14 Best Buy
AvinoDos 2020 Method Champenoise Brut Rose Pinot Noir
88 points
$38
Pink color. Aromas of bergamot, black tea, clementine, and rose hips with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long watermelon, thyme, strawberry, and rhubarb finish. Strawberry and rhubarb flavors make this a surprisingly refreshing wine.
DH Lescombes 2021 Brut Sparkling Wine New Mexico
87 points
$17
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of fruit cup with banana and peach cream danish with a velvety, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish revealing notes of meyer lemon granita, dried apricot, and reduced tangerine with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A round, mouthwatering fruit basket of a sparkler that will whet the appetite as a aperitif.
Fox Run 2017 Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay
87 points
$35
Straw color. Sulfurous aromas of buttery apple almond torte, grilled pineapple, and green herbs and ramps with an bright, bubbly, dry medium body and an appealing, medium brown butter sauteed citrus, burnt orange, ramps, and brioche finish. An herbal, Cava like domestic sparkling wine.
Champagne Lallier NV Grand Rosé Brut Champagne
87 points
$69
Dark silvery pink color. Attractive, creamy aromas and flavors of honeyed panettone, pineapple custard pie, and strawberry shortcake with mint with a supple, bright, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of creme brulee with raspberries and pickled watermelon rind with no oak flavor. A solid, creamy Rose Champagne with a nice gliding texture and piquant fruit.
Rubus NV Brut Blanc De Blancs France
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of multigrain nut toast, roasted limes and stone fruit, and green papaya salad with a bright, bubbly, dry medium body and a medium apricot, tarragon, jolly rancher, and roasted lime finish with no oak flavor. A refreshing French sparkler for picnics and bbq’s.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Rubus NV Brut Rosé France
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, lemon souffle, and sourdough pastry with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, medium-length finish that shows notes of sour cherry shrub. A crisp and refreshing sparkler for toasts and the table.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Domaine Laurier NV Method Champenoise Brut Rose California
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Light gold color. Curious aromas and flavors of vanilla mint candle, dried apricot and cajeta, and baklava with greek yogurt with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, engaging, snappy finish conveying notes of dried apple and pear, chestnut honey, hint of diesel, and white potato with no oak flavor. A tangy, slightly funky bubbly that will be good for pairings.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Mumm Napa NV Brut Prestige Napa County
86 points
$23
Yellow straw color. Aromas of peach yogurt with toast, roasted stone fruits, cheese rind, and citrus oil with a supple, finely carbonated, medium body and an even, agreeable mango papaya chutney, lemon-clementine pastry, and brazil nuts finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A solid California sparkler with a savory character and fine carbonation.
Champagne Lallier NV R.018 Champagne
86 points
$49
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon curd on brioche, spiced stone fruit pastry, rising dough, and magnolia with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, buoyant finish manifesting accents of apple infused water and minerals with no oak flavor. A dainty and appetizing Champagne with effortless drinkability.
Bricoleur Vineyards NV Isla Brut Rose Pinot Noir
86 points
$50
Pale salmon orange color. Savory aromas and flavors of sweet pickle relish, berry chutney, lime-berry sesame vinaigrette, and silly putty with a satiny, racy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish that shows notes of spiced peaches and lemons, dolmades and artichoke, and strawberry and mushroom relish. A very interesting and unique, super savory sparkler that will be fun to pair with.
RSVP NV Brut Sparkling California
85 points
$12
Straw color. Aromas of lime, lemon, and green apple with a medium body and a medium yellow apple, peach, and pilsner beer finish. A bright and fresh every day Sparkling wine to happily use in place of Prosecco.
Candoni 2020 Rosé Glera
85 points
$13
Light steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of melon rind, dried apple and peaches, nut skin, and concrete with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, captivating, long finish displaying notes of lime curd, honeyed strawberries and cherries, and chalk with no oak flavor. A crisp and quenching Prosecco with a solid core of ripe fruit and appetizing acidity.
Amusant NV Bubbly Pink Moscato
85 points
$14
Pink color. Aromas of strawberry jelly and cotton candy with a medium body and a medium persimmons, lime, and current finish. A wine built for brunch and French toast.
Culitos NV Pineapple Moscato White Moscato
84 points
$9
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple slices, pineapple water, pineapple starburst wrapper, and chamomile with a supple, crisp, effervescent, sweet medium body and a polished, breezy finish manifesting overtones of orange soda, peach danish, and cream soda with pineapple slices with no oak flavor. A sweet pineapple-y treat for sweet teeth; try with soft-serve ice cream.
JFJ NV Extra Dry Sparkling Wine California
84 points
$9
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon pez candy and lavender leaves with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long finish with notes of candied lemon peel, lemon verbena, and lime leaf. A bright lemony bubbly with a pleasant herbal note.
Sweet Bitch NV Pineapple Moscato White Moscato
84 points
$9
Neon yellow straw color. Rustic aromas of pineapple kefir, bruised apples and pineapples, and damp earth with a supple, crisp, effervescent, cloying medium body and a graceful, breezy mandarin oranges in syrup, peach cobbler, and shirley temple with pineapple slices finish with no oak flavor. A sweet pineapple-y treat for sweet teeth.
JFJ NV Almond Flavored Sparkling Wine California
84 points
$10
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of marzipan and maraschino cherry with a supple, bright, bubbly, off-dry medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish with notes of almond cookie with no oak flavor. A fun, almond-flavored-packed bubbly for desserts and cocktails.
Don Rodolfo NV Extra Brut Sparkling Wine Mendoza
84 points
$12
Yellow straw color. Earthy, funky aromas and flavors of pineapple yogurt, damp mossy earth, brie cheese rind, and bee pollen with a supple, crisp, spritzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a fast finish with notes of kiwi and cantaloupe, wintermint, and grass with no oak flavor. A funky, earthy bubbly for cheeses and gamey appetizers.
Martini & Rossi NV Prosecco Glera Prosecco
84 points
$14
Straw color. Aromas of roasted lemon, toasted barley, cashew, and grilled lemon with a light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium gala apples, roasted apple, pie crust, and peach finish. A rich and toasty expression of Prosecco sure to start up conversation at the dinner table.
Gooseneck Vineyards NV Sparkling Brut Rose Prosecco di Treviso DOC
84 points
$18
Pink coral color. Aromas of gym bag, baked wild strawberry with lime and mint, and mashed potatoes with sour cream with a supple, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, short starfruit and watercress finish with crunchy, fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A funky, Rose bubbly for cheeses and gamey appetizers.
Bubble Butt NV Rose Seltzer French Colombard
83 points
$0
Bright gold color. Rubbery aromas and flavors of grilled peaches, pencil eraser, persimmon, and roasted corn sprinkled with brewer’s yeast with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a brisk finish with notes of roasted orange and lemon, nougat, and chalk. A nice dry spritzer with a tangy finish.
Coastal Vines NV Brut Cuvee California
83 points
$6
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime pez, dried lavender, and peach preserves with a supple, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, carefree finish displaying impressions of lemonade powder. A boldly herbal bubbly for cheeses and sparkling cocktails.
83 points $6 Best Buy
Blanc De Bleu NV Cuvee Moussex Sec California
83 points
$21
Electric blue color. Aromas of bubblegum ice cream, meringue cookie, and cotton candy with a spritzy, fruity light body and a short apple sherbet, carrot cake, and grasshopper cocktail finish with no oak flavor. A fun blue wine for parties or punches.
Salmon Creek NV Brut Sparkling California
82 points
$6
Straw color. Aromas of pear and green apple with a thin body and a quick apricot, morello cherry, and lychee finish. A fruit-driven bubbly that would play well with cocktails.
City Winery 2020 Pet-Nat UVA Blanca Vineyard Riesling
82 points
$29
Straw color. Aromas of roasted lemon, lychee, mandarin oranges, and gruyere tart with a thin body and a quick lychee, starfruit, potpourri, and anise finish. A unique, funky sparkler great for Thai food.
Domaine Laurier NV Methode Champenoise Brut California
81 points
$13
Straw color. Aromas of lemon skin and dried apricot with a watery body and a swift finish. A light yet savory expression of bubbles great for cocktails at Sunday brunch.
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