The Pink Champagne strain has an alluring name all its own. It also goes by Wow Kush, Raspberry Kush, or Phantom, per Leafly. No matter what you call it, this aromatic and sedative cultivar has become widely popular on the West Coast. Bred in the Bay Area by Ken Estes, Pink Champagne is a cross between Granddaddy Purple and Cherry Pie. With its musty, yet syrupy cherry and grape flavors, smoking some of this strain may offer pleasing tranquilizing highs.
Feasting your eyes on some of the Pink Champagne strain, you’ll see very tightly packed trichomes across its surface. Underneath the crystally layer, you’ll notice rich green hues and light orange pistils rising up. This strain doesn’t have any crazy coloration that would hint at its sedative effects, but the smell definitely does. Cracking a nug open, you’ll be hit with wafts of sour cherries and hops. The funky sweetness of this strain is no joke.
Granddaddy Purple and Cherry Pie share the exact same dominant terpene profile so it’s fair to assume the Pink Champagne strain is the same. Varying levels of myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, and alpha-pinene will be present.
Pink Champagne Strain by Washington Bud Company
Judging from the sweet notes on the nose of this strain, the myrcene levels are arguably high and lend to the relaxing, happy this strain may create. The beta-caryophyllene gives it that sour kick that may help with physical discomfort. Alpha-pinene is the most common terpene in the natural world and lends to that piney outdoor smell that jazzes up the sweetness of the myrcene. Alpha-pinene may help bring about more of the anxiety-relieving qualities of this strain.
Smoking on some of the Pink Champagne strain you’ll taste that sweet and sour berry flavor that lingers on your tongue. The spicy punch of the beta-caryophyllene really comes out on the smoke as the high begins to weigh down your eyes. If you’re struggling with insomnia or large amounts of stress before bed, consider this strain. The lavish flavors of the heavy-hitting cultivar may make sleep sound that much better.