Kim Crawford Signature Reserve Fizz

LCBO#: 645960
Price: $29.95
Made in: Marlborough, New Zealand
By: Kim Crawford Wines
Year: 2013

After having Kim Crawford a few times before, and really liking their products, thought this would be the same. Unfortunately, it was not. This sparkling had too much yeast in it. In the nose, in the taste. The rest is fine. Mild apple scent. Flavours are a little more on the sourness side of things. Still, apples and the yeast lingers. Because of this, some tartiness. Much preferred the other Fizz wine we tried from Kim Crawford. And this one was part of the Vintages. Disappointing for the price.

Rating: 3.6/5

Kim Crawford Small Parcels Fizz

imageLCBO#: 381236
Price: $29.95
Made in: Marlborough, New Zealand
By: Kim Crawford Wines
Year: 2009

Celebrating a big b-day, decided to try a pricier Sparkling, from a winery we like so far. Sour nose with citrus notes over the white grapes which seems on the sweet side, with hints of candy berries. The taste starts off with the sourness, going through the sugary grapes and finishes with a mix of dry mouthfeel, mild alcohol and tart from the yeast. The aftertaste is the weak spot here. The sweetness and sourness is good, but overall, not the best balanced Sparkling. Especially for the price. Gets better with time, releasing some nice apple notes.

Rating: 3.7/5

Naked Grape Fizz Sparkling Rosė

20140323-155742.jpgLCBO#: 234344
Price: $9.45
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Naked Grape Wines

This blended rosé gives out strawberry aromas with a little vinegar at first pour, but disappears and lets the mild yeast show. This results in nice hints of candy (like strawberries and cream ones). Again, a little vinegar sourness was tasted at first, but seems gone now. The fruit is not as strong in the flavours, but nicely balanced with some spicy yeast. Eventually, it gets sweeter with a caramel finish. Made to be a really easy drinking sparkling Rosé and not offend. Kind of a kids (teenager) starter to this style.

Rating: 2.8/5