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ISO: Info About Yellowtail Sparkling White Wine

Gio Dec 9, 2011 06:57 AM

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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    budnball Dec 10, 2011 01:50 PM

    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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      Gio Dec 11, 2011 05:01 AM

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

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        zin1953 Dec 12, 2011 08:05 PM

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

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          Gio Dec 13, 2011 04:59 AM

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

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            maria lorraine Dec 13, 2011 09:23 AM

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

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              Gio Dec 13, 2011 10:43 AM

              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.

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