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86 • Barefoot NV Bubbly Brut Cuvée, California $9.99.
Bright yellow-straw hue. Subdued, creamy, mildly toasty nose. A crisp entry leads a drying, medium-bodied palate with attractive Chardonnay character to the fruit. Clean finish. Very well made. Nice value. (tasted on Aug-15-2009)
86 • Barefoot NV Bubbly Premium Extra Dry Chardonnay Champagne, California $9.99.
Bright yellow straw color. Mild aromas of lemon curd and papaya follow through on a soft, round entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with apple soda, lemon sorbet, and chalky mineral notes on the crisp, melon rind accented finish. (tasted on Sep-14-2009)
84 • Lucas Vineyards NV Extra Dry Sparkling, Finger Lakes $18.99.
Pale golden straw color with medium bubbles. Faint aromas of lemon pepper crackers follow through on a round, effervescent entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with green apple and lime notes. Finishes with a tingling, zesty fade. (tasted on Sep-14-2009)
84 • Barefoot NV Bubbly Chardonnay Champagne, California $10.99.
Golden yellow color. Interesting aromas of coconut soufflé, caramel apple, and dried mango have a melted wax edge and follow through on a soft, bubbly entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with sugared lemon and melon notes. Finishes with a dusty mineral and honeyed lemon tea fade. (tasted on Sep-14-2009)
80 • Barefoot NV Bubbly White Zinfandel Champagne, California $10.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale pink hue with marked effervescence. Candied, grapey nose. A sharp entry leads a sweet, light-bodied palate with a firm, spritzy palate. Simple, fruity, and sweet. A good wedding alternative for those that don't like dry sparklers. (tasted on Aug-15-2009)