Review: NV Avaline Sparkling Wine

Review: NV Avaline Sparkling Wine

Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power’s Avaline project began with a humble pair of white and rose wines, but now the brand’s success has led to new expressions, including a red wine and a sparkler, which we review here. This nonvintage bottling is actually a Spanish wine made from the same grapes as the white — Xarel·lo, Macabeo, and Malvasia — which presumably means this is cava and that, presumably, the Avaline white wine is just a non-sparkling version of this.

As for this nonvintage bottle, it’s not immediately distinguishable from any number of cava wines I’ve encountered over the years: Light on the fizz, with overtones of almond cookies, apple butter, and some mixed florals. Avaline’s sparkler feels a bit short in structure, its finish coming across as a bit doughy and thin. It’s approachable enough, but the relatively premium pricing feels harder to swallow than the wine itself.


NV Avaline Sparkling Wine




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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