Best Oregon Bubbles for Valentine’s Day

Ambonnay Champagne Bar’s David Speer shares his favorite local sparkling wines.

By Emma Mannheimer February 3, 2016 Published in the February 2016 issue of Portland Monthly

2011 Analemma Blanc de Noir

“One of the best sparkling wines in America, this is one of the few domestic sparklers that can stand shoulder to shoulder with Champagne.” $56

2013 Kramer Vineyards Celebrate Müller-Thurgau

“Easy drinking, this one is perfect to start parties off and have a good time.” $22

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2010 Argyle Vintage Brut

“This one’s a reliable go-to. The taste is clean, and you can tell they have their act together.” $60

2011 Soter Mineral Springs Brut Rosé

“With strawberry tones and great minerality, this wine has more depth and complexity than the majority of domestic sparkling wines.” $65

2008 J. Albin Brut Rosé

“This wine has a lot of character. As it’s mostly done by hand, it has a more artisanal quality to it.” $30

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