Freixenet Carta Nevada Semi Dry 12% $10

Pineapple and spice greet the nose along with a just a hint of a yeasty underlay. Round and smooth on entry, with a fairly sweet flavor profile that recalls peach syrup and honeycomb with a hint of chalky mint underneath. There’s plenty of balancing acidity here, but the wine does remain sweet and simple on the fruit driven, ripe pineapple-laden finish. 84pts

Ondarre Seleccion Millennium Brut 11.5% $12

Earthy and waxy on the nose with notes of almond and dried flowers over light pithy fruit. Clean and refreshing on entry, this shows off a nicely focused feel in the mouth with simple yet attractive citrus and cheesy yeast flavors. Very clean and well balanced. The finish is bright if short. 84pts

Segura Viudas Brut Reserva 12% $8

Sweet and slightly candied smelling with notes of lime, pineapple and watermelon on the nose. Hinting at sweetness on entry as well with flavors that mimic the nose. A rather fine mousse and creamy texture which makes this broadly appealing. The finish is a bit short, though it is nicely dry and shows a bit of yeasty character. 83pts