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90 • Illinois Sparkling Co. NV "Franken's" Brut, Illinois $32.
Pretty silvery topaz color. Aromas of berry preserve of croissant and citrus sorbet with a tangy, lightly effervescent fruity-yet-dry medium body and a long, mouthwatering finish. A nice blanc de noir style equally good for sipping or food. (tasted on Apr-08-2013)
88 • Illinois Sparkling Co. NV "Stereo" Sparkling Blend, Illinois $32.
Pale straw color with a fine mousse rim. Aromas of chalk, grass, and peach custard with a crisp, effervescent light-to-medium body and a tangy Key lime finish. An appetizing food sparkler that will be great with spicy grilled seafood. (tasted on Apr-08-2013)
87 • Reiém NV Rosé Spumante, American $8.99. Best Buy.
Light reddish pink color. Aromas prunes in syrup and wild strawberry preserves with a fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy, well balanced finish. A fun, very fruity sipper or pair with spicy bbq chicken. (tasted on Apr-11-2013)
86 • Reiém NV Spumante, American $8.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas and flavors of peach cobbler, praline and golden raisins a very sweet, frothy medium body and honeyed almond torte and ripe grapes notes on the finish. A bit on the sweet side, but quite tasty and refreshing. (tasted on Apr-11-2013)