I bought this one for fun since it was a new offering in the Costco wine aisle. I’ve bought a few of these cans in the past for my wife for beach vacations when I thought the form factor would come in handy (and it did) but don’t remember tasting them.
I guess I was surprised because the price at Costco was actually reasonable. I remember these cans from Underwood, and others similar canned wines, being way overpriced when I last purchased them. Total Wine’s price on these bubbles at $5.49/ can and it is even more at other outlets.
Costco brought in a four pack for $17.99. These are 375ml cans, so each one is about a half a bottle of wine, perfect for taking down in a sitting. And I have to say they tasted pretty good, and the form factor is a huge plus.
Upon cracking open the can, the first sip surprised me since I wasn’t used to drinking bubbly wine from a can. But pretty soon I realized I could get used to this and I made these tasting notes while drinking from the can (not a glass), just for the fun of it.
So I couldn’t report on color or aromas really. Immediately, the wine is crisp and refreshing; there’s a soft effervescence and great red fruit flavor of strawberry, some raspberry and cherry. The can says watermelon but I get more raspberry.
When you break it down $18 for a 4 pack of 375 equals $9 a bottle. Given the convenient form factor, this is a strong buy in our opinion. Particularly for those of you who enjoy beaches, boating and pools. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy some delicious rose.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 87 points
Costco item number: 1264442
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Dallas, GA)