We have recently found two traditional method sparkling wines that we love - one from Oregon and one from Washington.
Treveri Cellars Sparkling Rose from Wapato Oregon. This winery specializes in sparkling wine and if this one is any indication - we cannot wait to taste them all. The rose is made from chardonnay and syrah. It is beautiful in the glass, would be a wonderful holiday party wine, or gift.
Smells like: bruised rose petals, raspberry, cherry, pink candy coating
Tastes like: fruity and floral with a terrific mousse, silky texture and extended finish.
|Crisp, Creamy, |
Domaine Meriwether 2001 Vintage Cuvee from Eugene, Oregon. This might be a local folks only wine but if you are local go buy it. Not all of it though because we want some more. This has all of the appeal of champagne with a $28 pricetag. Plus it was named for Meriwether Lewis - as in Lewis and Clark. How cool is that?
Smells like: like it spent 10 years on lees
Tastes like: like it spent 10 years on lees.
Thanks to our wine friends for sharing their recommendations. . .
+Richard Pascal say "Champalou Vouvray Brut is the best value I've found in bubbles for the last couple years. For around $25 a bottle everyone will love you."
+Garrick McFadden who doesn't like his bubbles "too dry" recommends Moet and made Krug part of his own "Eat Pray Love" adventure to Bali.
+Alex Lapidus is a fan of Franciacorta - sparkling wine from Italy
+Matt Herrick recommends "Any Swedish Hill Winery sparkling wine but especially the 2006 Brut!"
+grapefriend wine is recommending lots of bubbles in "12 Days of Fizzmas"
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