Cabre & Sabat Cava NV

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Cristalino is always a solid go-to Cava. This brut is round, slightly yeasty and shows citrus aromas that veer toward...

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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... Read more

Dusty on the nose and slightly vegetal, with some sweet herbal elements and a bit of gum. Not terribly effervescent and rather vinous, making this ... Read more

Dark rum and strawberries in the nose. Nice dry body with delicate herbal notes, nice fruit. A little bit metallic on the finish. Pretty nice. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Cabre & Sabat Cava

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,228
3.50 5
12/13/2012

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,228
3.00 5
12/28/2011

Dusty on the nose and slightly vegetal, with some sweet herbal elements and a bit of gum. Not terribly effervescent and rather vinous, making this easy to drink. It’s got a touch of sweetness, but that is well balanced by the wine’s acidity which also supports the slightly candied strawberry/cherry/watermelon fruit on the mid-palate. The finish is clean and brisk if on the short side. This is a fun wine, fruity and easy to drink. 85pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
12/20/2011

Dark rum and strawberries in the nose. Nice dry body with delicate herbal notes, nice fruit. A little bit metallic on the finish. Pretty nice.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
01/13/2013

This is a wonderfully dry cava that is crisp and refreshing. This is not a buttery oaky sparkler.


Snooth User: JenniferT
12777651,036
4.50 5
02/08/2014

The best value I've ever found in a sparkling wine to date!! I can't believe the complexity I experience in this wine given its low price point. Pale yellow with just a hint of green. Clean, fresh, and fruity but with unexpected depth coming from yeasty/bread-like notes and something more cutting yet savoury (like graphite or nut skins). Very dry. An incredible value.

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3.50 5
04/10/2011

Can't do much better for $7 in a sparkler. Better choice than their regular brut. Good red fruit & minerality.


Snooth User: Fenderbaum
161289668
3.50 5
06/05/2011

Refreshing Brut Nature. Distinct lemon and citrus flavours, though not enough in the way of a "peel" texture for me. Went very well with pancakes and real Canadian maple syrup though!


Snooth User: mrsrhampton
954823484
5.00 5
11/01/2013

I absolutely love this cava! Smooth, well rounded and it tastes more expensive than it is. Beautifully bubbly and not so heavy on apple like so many of the cheaper bubblies. Great for everyday type drinking


Snooth User: abeth
30482462
3.50 5
07/09/2011

Very dry. Very sparkly. Bitter, a bit grassy.


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External Reviews for Cabre & Sabat Cava

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

What more could you want in a budget-priced sparkler? No, it’s not hugely complex, but it’s fresh and lively, with lime and herb aromas, tart green apple flavors and a zippy finish. Simple, but bouncy and clean.


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05/27/2011

Light, bright gold with a slow, fine bead. Pungent aromas of dried flowers, smoky herbs, orange peel and apple. Very complex for the price, offering round orchard and pit fruit flavors and bracingly bitter citrus pith. Finishes on a gently sweet note... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from in Spain. N.V. Jaume Serra Brut Cava Cristalino 750ml


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

A touch sweaty on the nose, with a softening hint of apple cider. The palate is fairly full and meaty, with melon, apple and burnt almond flavors. Finishes toasty and warm, and it’s here that the fruit shows brightest. Good for parties.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

A crisp, very simple nonvintage cava from the Penedès region southwest of Barcelona. Perfect for basic sipping or as a blend in a mimosa or another champagne cocktail. By itself you will appreciate the mild bubble bead — courtesy of 18 to 24 months of bottle aging — and the mellow green-apple flavor. For eight dollars, you can’t complain.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

If you like a toasty, dry bubbly, Cristalino is a nice choice given the affordable price. Burnt bread notes mix with vanilla liqueur and green apples on the nose. The palate is bracingly dry and crisp, with lemon and petrol notes. The bead is aggressive, but the back palate nice and the finish dry, with dusty cinnamon apple notes.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

“At Jaume Serra we have always been pioneers in introducing the most modern methods,” says Blai Poch, the bodega’s Oenologist. “We like our Cava young so they keep their fresh fruit flavors. Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut is a case in point, lightly aged, low in alcohol, faintly green-tinged, with a nice sparkle.” Blai Poch is a fan of Cristalino Brut at any time, any place, and with any meal. “It is naturally appropriate with appetizers and desserts, but just as valid with other foods, as the taste of each client dictates.”


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

A sophisticated sparkler, this is a big, bold wine, with scents of spring blossoms, of cinnamon, spice and of sage, with a dry roasted almond flavor that keeps it firmly in Spain. Chill this for croquetas de bacalao.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Cristalino is always a solid go-to Cava. This brut is round, slightly yeasty and shows citrus aromas that veer toward lemon-lime. The palate is healthy and clean, with a narrow set of citrus and apple flavors. Fairly full and long on the finish, which makes the whole package more than worthwhile given the cost.

<p>Very toasty nose with hits of apple. Light bodied and easy going palate with infused flavors of green apple, lime and pear. Perfect for celebrations and good with sushi, asian dishes and caviar.</p>

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