Trader Joe’s Wine: Underwood Pinot Noir in a Can

May 17, 2016

Wine Review: Underwood Pinot Noir in a Can



Wine: Underwood Pinot Noir in a Can
Region: Oregon
Retailer: Silverlake Wine via Union Wine Company
Price: $4.99 per can *

Like most people, I drank a lot of beer in college with friends. We drank it in cans, we drank it in red cups, and, most importantly, we drank it often.

That’s probably why there is a certain novelty in drinking wine from a can. It makes you yearn for the days you “studied” at the beach and danced reggae until four in the morning. You may even get nostalgic for a frat party or two.

At first sip, this wine has a lot of bite for a pinot noir. You get hit with a spicy, cola flavor that eventually mellows out into a chocolate-like, cherry taste (kind of like a cherry cordial).** It’s pretty easy to drink, but that’s probably because the wine comes from a can and it’s so easy to sip from one of these things.

The taste may not blow your mind, but in frat boy terms this pinot noir is “solid bro.” And really, the best part about this wine is that you can drink it anywhere. It’s perfect for your next picnic, camping trip, BBQ, or wherever a tote-able beverage is a plus. So pull back that tab, get your cheers on, and enjoy!

* Each can contains 375 milliliters of wine, which is just half of what you typically find in a bottle.

** You may be wondering if it tastes like the can. I’m happy to report that there is no metallic taste at all. Praise modern science!

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