Tuesday, April 10, 2018
I had so much fun tasting this sparkling wine that I had to share it with friends. I mean, after all, isn't that what loving wine is all about? Let me first start by saying that if I find out anyone is taking this Treveri Cellars Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine and making mimosas out of it, I might throat punch you. Go buy some blah blah blah $6.99 rot gut at the grocery store for that. You'd be completely remiss and wasting a fantastic opportunity to taste a beautifully made, delicate sparkling wine from Washington state. Lovely bouquet of strawberry and warm, handmade biscuits on the nose and that carries through to the flavors and micro bubbles that celebrate in the mouth. This sparkling wine is so good that it is difficult to take your time and sip it. I served this well chilled and think that was the right call. The finish on this is extremely fine and smooth and leaves you wanting more.
Columbia Valley, Washington
Suggested retail price: $20.00
Drink The Bottles score: 91/100
Sunday, March 25, 2018
What do you see here? Champagne! No. It's sparkling wine. But we don't need to get into the whole conversation about sparkling wine and Champagne right now, do we? If you want to know the history behind it and why this is sparkling wine....perform a quick Google search. Now, me personally.....if someone says they are serving Champagne with hors d'oeuvres at brunch, well, I'm not going to get mad at them when it's American sparkling wine nor am I going to correct them. In many cases, sparking wine has much more appeal than several Champagne I've tried over the years, both in flavor and price point. This NV Treveri Cellars Brut Blanc de Blancs is made in the Champagne style and expresses green apple and a beautifully balanced warm bread yeasty flavor that is delicious. Beautiful pale golden color (this is a Chardonnay blend). Micro bubbles help lift and muted apple and pear aromas and when served slightly chilled, this sparking wine is refreshing and an excellent pairing with finger foods like smoked salmon on toast points. Here's a fact I just found out about Treveri Cellars: Their wines have been served at the White House. I think that says a lot about the quality and popularity. And for the value, you'd be remiss not to have a couple of bottles lying around for your Sunday brunch.
Yakima Valley, Washington
Suggested retail price: $15.00
Drink The Bottles score: 87/100
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