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Thursday, September 13, 2007

N/V Origin Prosecco

So here's what's been happening with The Wineauxs – we've had some good wine, wrote up some solid reviews, but for whatever reason I put off posting them. Then one day the computer froze, I rebooted and nothing happened. The hard drive motor died, taking everything on it with it...including a review of an absurdly good Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

So, here we are – some sparkling wine to celebrate our new and improved hard drive.

Anyway, I was poking around a local Albertson's owned grocery chain and found a whole line of wines with the Origin label. It's an interesting label – many regions, grapes, and pricepoints are covered....$6 Chianti, $35 Barolo, and this $11 Prosecco (there are non-Italian wines but those jumped out at me)....a bit of Googling found this is Albertson's house label.

No nose.

A nice bit of yeast and toast on the palate, some very light golden delicious apple, perhaps some lemon. A decent bottle actually.

The finish brings out some lemon zest and oddly enough, bubblegum.

If I saw this for under $10 I'd buy it again without much hesitation. Not the greatest wine, but at the price it's an easy quaff. Next time you're at Albertson's, grab a bottle, but don't go out of your way.

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