Albet i Noya Brut Reserva 12% $18

Sweet lemon candy and dried fruit on the nose with gentle spice and floral edges. With bubbles that are a bit large, this is a touch chunky in the mouth though it does deliver rich fruit flavors with spice and pollen accents in a dry, crisp style. The finish shows a bit of lemon drop fruit that reveals the edge of sweetness here, but this is a solid example of cava. 87pts

NV Jaume Serra Cristallino Brut 11.5% $8

Lightly floral on the nose with hints of white flowers over gentle apple fruit with a squirt of lime, simple but fresh. In the mouth this shows off lovely citrus fruit over a nice integrated base of yeasty complexity. Rather light and distinctly fresh in the mouth, this is easy to drink and finishes on the dry side with refreshing dried citrus and mineral flavors. 86pts

Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut 12% $10

Mineral and earth driven on the nose with linden flower, honey and candied lime aromas. Fairly light on the palate in a fresh, crisp style that showcases earthy flavors with hints of yeast, mushroom, apple and lemon pith. A fairly dry style with decent length and a nice dry snap on the finish. 86pts

Freixenet Carta Nevada Brut 12% $8

Earthy apple core, floral and dried citrus aromas with a hint of caramel. Mousse is a little coarse but this does show off fairly rich, apple and sweet citrus flavors in a fruity style that takes advantage of the residual sugar to create a smooth mouthfeel without being obviously sweet, though the sugar lingers a bit on the finish.  85pts

Solo Privee Brut Nature 11.5% $12

Cooked veggies and tomato notes appear on the nose along with hints of pithy lime citrus fruit. Rather fine mousse with a lovely, linear and focused feel in the mouth, this is subtly flavored with an earthy, floral nature. Not going to knock anyone out, though you could drink this casually all night long. 85pts

Vega Barcelona Brut Reserva 11.5% $14

This is creamy, toasty and lightly herbal on the nose with lovely dried apple and grapefruit ring base notes. A bit sweet on entry, there’s a lovely feel to this with fine bubbles that are well-integrated and plenty of acidity that helps keep this in balance. The flavors are a bit low and simple, yet quite clear with apple, quince and citrus tones. A little yeasty on the back end, the finish shows a little bit of sticky sugar that obscures some of the detail here. Pleasant. 85pts