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While some of the best-known examples of sparkling wine hail from France, you don’t need to search overseas for an exceptional bubbly. All across the United States, you’ll find bottles made with an array of grapes that may rival some of the best offerings abroad.
Here are some of our favorite American sparkling wines.
Argyle 2017 Vintage Brut (Willamette Valley); $28. Buy at Wine.com. An exceptional value in a widely available Oregon sparkling wine made by the Champagne method… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Domaine Serene NV M.V.2 Fleur de Vie Demi-Sec (Dundee Hills); $75. Buy at Domaine Serene. You’ll find the M.V.2 designation on the neck label, front and center. A blend of estate-grown 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, it doesn’t show as much sweetness as many demi-secs… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2017 Blanc de Noirs Méthode Champenoise (Finger Lakes); $40. Buy at Dr. Frank Wines. Made entirely from Pinot Noir, this traditional-method sparkler boasts crisp, refreshing aromas of white cherry, slate and spring blossom… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Iron Horse 2017 Classic Vintage Brut Estate Bottled Sparkling (Green Valley); $48. Buy at Iron Horse. Made from 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, this stunning sparkler offers layers of stone fruit, hazelnut liqueur and marzipan… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Mermosa NV Mersecco Blanc de Blancs (Oregon); $15. Buy at Mermosa. This carbonated, easy-drinking fizz is principally Pinot Gris, with small percentages of Riesling and Chardonnay… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Rack & Riddle NV Brut (California); $13. Buy at Wine.com. An attractive, toasty aroma and a good sense of maturity give extra flavor emphasis to this mouth-filling, smooth and well-balanced wine… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Roco 2017 RMS Brut (Willamette Valley); $65. Buy at Roco Winery. This stunning wine is replete with fleshy apple, nectarine, pear, toast, vanilla, cracker and a hint of brine… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Scar of the Sea 2020 Topotero Vineyard Methode Ancestrale Rosé of Pinot Noir (San Luis Obispo); $32. Find at Wine-Searcher. Pale pink in the glass, this pét-nat pops with lovely aromas of strawberry, cotton candy, light chalk and citrus spray… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW.
Schramsberg 2012 J. Schram (North Coast); $130. Buy at Schramsberg. A wonderful complexity lifts this bottle way above the pack. A beautiful perfume of marzipan, lemon, toasted baguette and ginger lead to crisp and substantial citrus… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Sparkling Pointe 2017 Blanc de Blancs Méthode Champenoise (North Fork of Long Island); $48. Find at Wine-Searcher. Heady, rich aromas of shortbread cookie and lemon zest kick off this Chardonnay-based sparkler… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Last Updated: July 12, 2023