In mid-December 2021 we had the opportunity to review the inaugural offerings from California’s Sovi line of ready-to-drink canned non-alcoholic wines. While the red blend was flavorful and well-rounded, the Sparkling Rose could have used some fine-tuning. I am pleased to report that, after receiving this year’s vintage, things have improved for the better.
Before we begin the assessment portion of the review, a gentle bit of housekeeping: Note: With most NA wine on the market, there’s a minor technicality. Both canned wines contain a maximum level of alcohol at 0.5% abv. While you’re not really enjoying an entirely alcohol-free wine experience, it’s incredibly close.
This year’s Sparkling Rose has its origins in the Clarksburg AVA region of California, where it is fermented in stainless steel. While the minerality on the nose is cut down to a merciful degree, the strawberry-heavy palate mingles nicely with cherry and watermelon towards the dry finish. A marked and most welcomed improvement.
B / $28 per four-pack / drinksovi.com