France; 11% ABV
$8 at the Richmond, CA, store on 4 Nov
The presentation of this wine impressed me enough to get a bottle during the last sale in early November. I’ve finally opened it for Christmas Day, and I think it’s very nice.
This decently complex and nicely balanced wine tastes of yellow / white pear, some yellow apple, lemon, and mild yeast / egg bread, with soft carbonation that gives a slightly creamy texture. I’d guess its retail would be about $14 – $16, putting its discount in about the usual range for the GO, and making it a solid value.