Our Cougar bursts on the tongue with bubbles that tickle the mouth, but don't overwhelm your senses, showing her maturity and expertise. This wine draws in the tongue with sweet flavors of tropical fruits and then seals the deal with a light sparkle.
Tasting Notes: This semi-dry semi-sparkling wine is reminiscent of prosecco. Early season cantaloupes mingle with spice and reveal fresh green apple when tasted. For a morning treat, the Cougar mimosa is a staff and wine club member favorite.
Food Pairings: Goat cheese and crackers served with warm candied walnuts.
First off, this wine is a sweet wine. If you are looking for a dry semi-sparkler this isn't for you. It's buttery with lots of fruit notes. To me pear was most prominent but the people I drank it with also picked up peach and apricot. Because the bubbles are light and it has high sugar this wine is made for pairing with more acidic fruit juices like cranberry, tart cherry or tangerine for a different kind of "mimosa". Because of the high sugar it would also work well with spicy Thai food.
Disclosure: I was given a free bottle for review, however I received no traditional compensation nor did it affect my review.