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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 Brut 2017 Photo Courtesy of Wine.com

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

‘Fleur de Vie’ Dundee Hills Demi-Sec M.V. 3 Sparkling Wine Photo Courtesy of Domaine Serene

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 Photo Courtesy of Dr. Konstantin Frank Wines

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 Classic Vintage Brut Photo Courtesy of Vivino

Iron Horse 2017 Classic Vintage Brut Estate Bottled Sparkling (Green Valley); $48. Buy at Vivino. 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 Mersecco Blanc De Blanc Photo Courtesy of Total Wine

Mermosa NV Mersecco Blanc de Blancs (Oregon); $15. Buy at Total Wine & More. This carbonated, easy-drinking fizz is principally Pinot Gris, with small percentages of Riesling and Chardonnay… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

Rack & Riddle North Coast Brut Photo Courtesy of Wine.com

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 RMS Brut Photo Courtesy of Vivino

Roco 2017 RMS Brut (Willamette Valley); $65. Find at Wine-Searcher. 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 Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Wine Exchange

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 'J Schram', 2012 Photo Courtesy of Total Wine

Schramsberg 2012 J. Schram (North Coast); $130. Buy at Total Wine & More. A wonderful complexity lifts this bottle way above the pack. A beautiful perfume of marzipan, lemon, toasted baguette, and ginger leads to crisp and substantial citrus… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW

2017 Sparkling Pointe Blanc de Blancs Methode Champenoise Photo Courtesy of Wine Searcher

 

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