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Dec 9, 2011 06:57 AM

ISO: Info About Yellowtail Sparkling White Wine

Recently a friend of mine asked if I had tried this white sparkling wine and I had to say no. From her description I'm not sure I'd like it ... "like Asti but more sour." From what I've read so far it originated in Australia, pairs well with just about anything, is medium sweet, has a crisp finish. Oh... and it's very inexpensive.

Wine Spectator says it's "reminiscent of a sweeter style of Prosecco. Pear and hazelnut flavors linger" and gives it a rating of 86... but I thought I'd ask the wine experts on this board for their opinions.

Any critique will be greatly appreciated. TIA...!

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  1. I think it is fine for the base of sparkling wine drinks like Champagne cocktails, punches and Mimosas. I also will drink it with a mid week meal instead of beer or soda. Not one to bring out for wine snobs! A simple fizzy wine a great price.

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    1. re: budnball

      Thanks very much budnball. "...Champagne cocktails, punches and Mimosas," Perfect.

      1. re: Gio

        Yeah, I wouldn't drink it straight ...

        1. re: zin1953

          Thank you zin...I was just wondering, ever mindful of "you get what you pay for".

          1. re: Gio

            Gio, nice to "see" you on the Wine Board again...

            1. re: maria lorraine

              Thanks maria lorraine... (It's good to be seen, as a friend of mine always answers.). This the only place I know where I'll get good, honest appraisals and suggestions to All my wine queries.

              ETA: I should have said all my Amateurish queries and answers I actually understand.