And quite tasty too.
SRP of $5 for each 187 ml can and available for as low as $3 (equivalent to a $12 for a 750ml bottle). Also sold in a four pack. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
For a multitude of moods, enjoy single serving cans of Sofia Blanc de Blancs Mini, California effervescent wine. For the spontaneous, impromptu, “just because” kind of celebration, each 187 ml can comes with its own straw.
Sofia Mini tastes a little like fresh juicy pears, a little like summer melon, a little like refreshing citrus and honeysuckle. It has a little zest, a little spritz, perhaps a little glitz. It tastes a little bit…bigger.
A few weeks ago we recommended our very first pair of wines in a can, the Underwood Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Today we’re back with another, although this time it’s a bubbly one.
At first glance you might think this one is a bit like a juice box for adults with the accompanying straw and the cute design, but thankfully it tastes way better than that. In fact, sparkling wine might just be the perfect application for wine in a can since it’s not something that you would normally swirl.
My only concern upon seeing the packaging for the Francis Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs Mini was that I was going to be dealing with something tremendously sweet. (Why is it that the excessive use of the color red and pink on labels usually equals a syrupy, sugar-filled wine?)
Thankfully that was not the case and instead popping the tab revealed an off-dry (less than 1% residual sugar), perfectly tasty sparkling wine. Filled with pear, apple, citrus, honey, lemongrass, a little tropical fruit and lots of bubbles, this is a very refreshing wine that makes a great palate cleanser for salty or fatty foods. The Sauvignon Blanc in particular is a nice addition to the blend although unfortunately it looks like the current blend in production replaces that with Riesling. My verdict? This is a fresh, light and fun sparkler in a highly quaffable container!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.