Lot 18 / The Tasting Room, $17
Aaron: This gets points as a good mixing prosecco but not as a great wine. I smelled smoked honey and white eucalyptus but the flavor was light without much going on. There was a little watery green fruit like honeydew but ultimately this was just bland. 88 points for mimosas; 83 for wine.
Teri: Light nose and very mild taste which, if anything, resembles walnuts and some mineral. Extremely dry! Good for mixing but I wouldn’t consider this to drink by itself. 84 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
Total Wine & More, $11.99
La Marca Website
Aaron: Pear and apple on the nose which is slightly metallic. A sharp, dry flavor with white strawberry. A little cedar and green melon round out the taste. 90 points
Teri: With a dry orange nose, this Italian prosecco carries a light flavor of pear, lemon, and peach. It’s dry short flavors are great to mix with other beverages or enjoy by itself. We enjoyed this with a touch of orange juice bringing out more flavors in the prosecco itself. 88 points
Costco Post about Kirkland Proseco
Purchased from Costco around $8
Aaron: A grapefruit nose with a light and subtle peach lead to a bite-less, calm sparkling which I think is better for mixing than drinking. The bubbles were light with mild tartness and there really wasn’t much going on. 85 points
Teri: The smell reminds me of a lemon-almond cookie with similar tastes of almond, lemon, peach, and a hint of mineral flavors. Smooth and non-dry. Not too much flavor but just crisp and refreshing. 88 points for general price and good quality.