Wine Find: Domaine Ste. Michelle Blanc de Noirs

This dry sparkling wine was my favorite of several well-made bubblies from this large Washington state producer, whose high-quality products are widely distributed nationwide. This wine has a very pale blush of pink, good intensity and just a hint of the flavor of pinot noir grapes. It has classic notes of toast and yeast, and a long, clean finish. It might not have quite the refinement of Champagne, but when you consider it's about one-third the cost, you'll appreciate how close it comes.

Domaine Ste. Michelle Blanc de Noirs

From: Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $12

Serve with: Seafood, ham, pork

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