I gave this bubbly 5 stars because of the price. That is not to discount the refreshing, clean taste. An excellent buy for the money and is our house champagne (sparkling wine). Yes - there is more expensive with more complexity, but you would be tough pressed to beat this one.
Great value in bubbly
Just served as a toast at our wedding. Excellent value.
Great bubbly for the buck!
I'm a champagne nut and prefer it to most any other libation...have had all the high end brands, but for general weekend, open a bottle just for me, this is a great bargain. Also nice for a party if you are serving lots of partygoers!!
No vintage - I'm not a big fan of sparklers, but this was definitely above average. White peach and citrus flavor with a lemon finish.
Best value for a mimosa!
You can't miss having this on hand for a mimosa or several! I wouldn't recommend for drinking straight out of the bottle... unless well into a wedding reception or other reception... then it is yet another best buy.
Value for money
I've been drinking this since reading about it in the Wall Street Journal a few years back. I get a lemon, zesty taste with some vanilla. I think it's a terrific value for the money and have tested it out with a number of friends who also think so. Would I serve it to the Queen? Probably not, but then she doesn't visit all that often.
A dream come true....for the price.
This sparkler is downright awesome for the price! Not great, but not bad either. If you drink bubbles as much as I do, you've got to cut corners somewhere. I am happy to call this our house sparkler and we enjoy it at least 5 nights a week, but save the great stuff for Saturday and Sunday.
Great for the price!!
i always have some in the fridge
first read about this years ago in a nyt review of a blind taste test with 4 experts and a wide range of bottles - cristalino was top rated! well worth the $8-9, very drinkable, bubbly but not too bubbly, simple flavor goes with most any type of food.
This sparkling wine is awesome for the price. Crisp and fruity with a good finish. Makes me want to drink it everyday!
A very wonderful bottle
I was introduced to Cristalino by my girlfriends parents two years ago in Connecticut. This bottle is of very great quality and could easily compare it to a 30-40 dollar bottle. Very excellent non-french champagne. Good with bre and grapes.
nice everyday sparkler
This cava is a nice everyday wine that lends a festive feel any time. I like it with dishes like scampi or sushi. It is a refreshing quaff after a steamy North Carolina summer afternoon!
A great aperitif!
by Elizabeth Morse
This is great inexpensive cava--a great drink before a meal--it opens the pallette and gets you ready for good food. I have begun to keep a bottle chilled so that I have something to look forward to when I get home from work!
Great sparkler for a daily drinker
This is a perfect everyday brut champagne. No need to wait for a spacial occasion as it has a nice flavor, nice bubbles, and a nice price.
like a very dry champagne - big bang for the buck
At this price you can not go wrong with this Cava. keep it as a house wine for light dishes and for sipping on a hot afternoon.
Where is the sparkle?
Is it because I bought the 375 ml bottle that this stuff has no bubbles, no sparkle? Bought 3 bottles; opened the first, no "pop" and tasted flat. Opened the second, same thing. Maybe just a bad batch, or is some sparkling wine not so sparkling?
still can't get the taste out
cava should only be used to wash the car and I would not use this one on a car with a new paint job.
I find this to be just awful, yet it gets consistent great reviews for being a good value sparkler. For a couple bucks more, I really like Lorikeet (Australian)
Tanzer was Bribed
Low end sparkler, best when mixed with a fruit desert wine such as rasberry or cranberry. On it's own it's simply a poor sparkling substistute fit only for something at work. Yuck!
you get what you pay for
nice color, no nose, good sparkle, but absolutely no taste