Sunday

Montcadi Cava - ~$7

I had high hopes for this wine, as Spanish Cavas are often terrific sparkling-wine values.  A pretty big disappointment, unfortunately.

  Like the Ogio Prosecco, this is an off-dry wine. There’s not much to accompany the sweetness, though.  Some simple green apple and a hint of grapefruit, with (though it may be a figment of my imagination) some nuttiness on the finish.  The big bubbles are more reminiscent of Mountain Dew than the méthode Champenoise.

For anyone interested in a better sweet Cava at this price point, I recommend Freixenet’s Carta Nevada NV.

 


Score

Drinkability: 5/10
Price: 3.5/5
Total value: 8.5/15


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Adam the Wine Guy

10 comments:

  1. I disagree. I find the taste beyond what was expected in this price line of wine. While I agree the bubbles are more than expected of a sparkling wine, its taste more than compensates for this. Great sparkling wine for the money.

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    1. I really enjoyed it and it was nice for a Mimosa too! Not todry pleasantly surprised for the price... although I did have a headache later which might have been something to do with the Champagne =/

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    2. I agree. This is a great cava for the price. I love thus! I've tried more expensive Cavas only to be disappointed.

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  2. are you all crazy. this sparkling wine is terrific. right up there with the great Tobin James of California1!!!!

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  3. I absolutely love it and it is well liked by those who usually feel that champagne or sparkling wines are too dry. Great for the price!!

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  4. love it!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. love it too! And love Tobin James Zin too! :-)

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  6. Horrible stuff. Almost undrinkable.

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  7. I think this is a great taste for the price.

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  8. This is excellent mimosa cava. It has just the right amount of sweetness. Now that my F&E isn't carrying this (they say it's coming back in as the new owners reestablish connections with vendors) I can't find anything as perfect (flavor, price, able to buy locally) and my weekend mornings are suffering! ;)

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