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Canned Oregon NV Pink Bubbles

Canned Oregon NV Pink Bubbles
Canned Oregon NV Pink Bubbles

Appellation: Oregon

Several of the Oregon wine industry’s leading producers have joined the can category, and the Stoller Wine Group entered the game last year. Here, associate winemaker Ben Howe doubled up on the fascination for sparkling wines and rosé to create Pink Bubbles. The gorgeous light pink color sets the stage for a rather stunning sparkling rosé made with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and splash of Riesling. It’s no blush, and the mousse nicely brings the aromas of strawberry-rhubarb pie and Hermiston watermelon to life in the mouth. There is a lovely creaminess to the mouth feel, backed by a bone-dry finish that’s akin to pink strawberry and red currant. In order to get a better sense for the equivalent to a 750-milliliter bottle of wine, the $14 listed here is for two cans. However, consumers can find a single can in the Northwest at grocers such as Fred Meyer, Safeway and Whole Foods going for $6.99. This ranked among the top entries in Wine Press Northwest magazine's recent judging of sparkling wine for the Fall 2019 issue, earning the equivalent of a gold medal.

Rated “Outstanding!” by Wine Press Northwest. (12.5% alc.)

Price: $14

Cases produced: 10,000

Food pairings: These wines are delicious with grilled meats and vegetables, seafood, tailgate parties and a Thanksgiving spread.

There is no tasting room associated with the Canned Oregon brand. However, USA Today readers annually rank Stoller Family Estate in the Dundee Hills as home to one of the top tasting rooms in the country.

16161 NE McDougall Road, Dayton, OR 97114

(503) 864-3404

-- Great Northwest Wine