|Great Value||The Washington Post||This spicy, fruity pink bubbly is made with garnacha, the Spanish name for the grenache grape. It’s racy and tasty and fun, ideal for turning any evening into a party, as well as for washing down pre-dinner nibbles. ABV: 12 percent.
|Excellent||Bigger Than Your Head||The color is a lovely coral-copper hue that’s animated by a froth of glinting, upward surging bubbles. I was surprised and pleased at the quality of this Cava, especially at the price; this is no kissy-face little pushover. Notes of strawberries, raspberries and orange zest are wreathed with hints of apple skin, almond blossom and lime peel that devolve to a pronounced aroma of damp limestone and flint. Those mineral aspects dominate the palate, where this sparking wine is delicate, elegant and a little austere, but spare flavors of slightly spiced and macerated red fruit are not neglected. The finish is sleek, saline and chiseled, lithe but generous, and delivers a full component of limestone and chalk minerality. I could drink this stuff all day, metaphorically speaking, of course, but you know what I mean.
Freaking Terrific Value - September 7, 2015
|90||Vinous Media||(aged on its lees for 18 months; Lot #619457) Brilliant pink. Intense red berry and tangerine scents show very good clarity and a suave floral note that builds in the glass. Silky, seamless and broad on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and blood orange flavors underscored by a smoky mineral nuance. Finishes sappy and quite long, featuring echoing red fruit character and a touch of candied rose. I really like the interplay of power and finesse here.|
|89||International Wine Review||If you like the fresh strawberry flavors of the Grenache grape, you’ll love this sparkler. It shows beautiful (biutiful) Grenache aromas and flavors and a creamy, soft mousse. The wine has enough ripe fruit to make it a good pairing for the Thanksgiving meal. Aged on the lees for 9 months. 9.1 g/l RS.|
|87||The Wine Enthusiast||Melon and nectarine aromas are simple but fresh and forward. A lean palate follows the nose, while this tastes of nectarine and citrus rind. Despite mild bitterness on the finish, this maintains a sense of freshness. Made entirely from Garnacha, which is rare for Cava.|
|Wine & Spirits Magazine||With its red fruit and sweet spice, this is a soft, refreshing Cava to serve with smoked salmon.|