Lot 18/The Tasting Room, $14.99
Aaron: White grapes and wet stones on the nose. Crisp and gentle flavors of tangerine, lemon, and white raspberry. This was mild and easy drinking. 88 points
Teri: Light flavors and a subtle nose. I tasted grapefruit and Meyer lemon along with grassy undertones. Long lingering finish. 87 points
Lot 18 / The Tasting Room, $16/bottle
Aaron: This is a GREAT South African bottle. The front is earthy but then transforms in your mouth to a rush of berries and black fruits. The smell is allspice with cinnamon and the body is full and rounded. This is easily one of the best bottles we’ve gotten from Lot 18 and an excellent value, particularly for a 2016. I’m excited to see how this ages. 92 points
Teri: I didn’t have a chance to drink much of this bottle but what I did have was delicious. I agree with Aaron, this is one of the best bottles we have received from Lot 18.
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
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.