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Domaine Ste Michelle Brut NV

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Purchased from Costco, $9

Chateau Ste Michelle, $13

Total Wine & More, $11.99

BevMo, $8.99


Aaron: This isn’t anything to write home about on its own but great for mimosas.  The nose and flavor are both a little citrusy but not overwhelming.  Apple, pear, and lemongrass reeds were on most of the taste buds.  88 points

Teri: Light almond nose with crisp flavors of peach and almond. The flavor is long lasting and I enjoy the mouthfeel of the sparkling wine. Nothing too out of the ordinary but very enjoyable; a wonderful value. 89 points

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House Wine Rose (Can)

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House Wine Website

Total Wine & More, $4.79

BevMo, $6.99


Teri: Saw this at my local supermarket and thought, ‘hey…what the heck. Let’s check out this wine in a can.” As you can tell, I enjoy this one at the beach. Easy drinking (even straight from the can). Strawberry and little mineral flavors. Very easy drinking and a hint of sweetness. Nothing great but nothing turned me off to it either. I give it a thumbs up for a rose out of a ‘can’ especially for all those places you don’t want (or need) to carry a full bottle.  88 points

Apericena Vino Da Tavola Blanco NV

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Lot 18 / The Tasting Room, $13


Aaron:  This was a great bottle, especially for the price.  If you want a nice easy going white that is flexible but still enjoyable, go to lot 18 and get this one.  The nose was banana-walnut bread with cantaloupe and sparkling vinegar on the flavor.  There was also white cherries and butter in the background of this full white.  91 points

Teri: I feel the bottle would pair well with fresh salads and creamy chicken. It has a sweet floral nose and smooth easy taste of cantaloupe, bell pepper, citrus and a hint of oak on the finish. Crisp and clean. Nothing stands out which is extraordinary, but it is enjoyable. 87 points 

Abalone NV Espumante

Lot 18 / The Tasting Room, $16


Aaron:  This is a great bottle for those looking for something sweet; maybe not the best for experienced wine drinkers.  There’s lots of bright green apple on the nose with some Himalayan rock salt.  The flavor was super sweet, like liquid candy and featured syrupy honey.  88 points

Teri: This sparkling doesn’t have much smell on the nose but an explosion of honey and apricot on the flavor that lingers in your mouth. Good amount of bubbles and a semi-sweet (not dry) flavor. This bottle is a great choice for those who like sweeter wines or would be a great choice with juice for mimosas. 89 points 

 

Karma Lion NV Vinho Espumante

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.