Lot 18, $18.49
Aaron: This isn’t super complex, but it tastes pretty good. Honey and melon on the nose, followed by a sweet, syrupy flavor. There is more honey, plus brown sugar on the palate with some peach, making this super easy drinking. 90 points
Teri: Sweet peach and red apple with an almost ‘sticky’ mouth feel. This sparkling wine is good but on the sweeter side. Not too complex. Fruity. 89 points.
Lot 18, $14.99
Aaron: Oaky green apple on the nose. The flavor is tangy but dissipates quickly. Lots of lemongrass and weeds with some interesting sunflower but too tart for me. 87 points
Teri: This white wine has a citrus nose with a light and crisp body. I tasted flavors of white peach and Pez (like the candy). Medium body and a short (but flavorful) finish. Slightly watery but easy to drink. 87 points
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Aaron: Crisp apple and seawater nose. Lots of fruity pears and red apple. Not super harsh and doesn’t remind me of a traditional brut. Pretty tasty and full. 90 points
Teri: Light smell with flavors of pear and peach on the wine. Balanced bubbled and flavor. I enjoy the crispness of the sparkling wine plus the beautiful flavor. This bottle is not only beautiful but also delicious. Great gift or bring to a festive party! 90 points
Lot 18, $16
Aaron: This is pretty good. Light, green apple on the nose. Mild flavor with lots of apricot and pear as well as some saltine crackers. 89 points
Teri: Light nose, but beautiful and sturdy flavors of apple, lemon, walnut and a hint of vanilla. Almost too many bubbles, but that was ok with me. The flavor lingers after you swallow and leaves you wanting more. 91 points
World Market, $19.99
Aaron: I thought this had a really nice pineapple and citrus nose with a lighter flavor of sweet mandarines and honey…lots of honey. The metallic, steel aftertaste wasn’t my favorite, making this pretty good but not amazing. 89 points.
Teri: This wine puts two things I love together: unoaked chardonnay and Western Australia. This wine carries flavors of red apple, peach, and a slightly metallic finish with honeydew. Its body rivals that of standard oaked chardonnays but is still crisp and refreshing. Nothing overly stunning but a great easy drinking enjoyable white, plus a humorous name. 89 points