15 Northwest wines for $15 or less

By on May 24, 2015

Treveri Cellars NV Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Columbia Valley, $14

treveri-cellars-extra-brut-blanc-de-blanc-nv-bottleBest Buy! Washington state bubble baron Juergen Grieb devotes his Union Gap brut and extra brut programs to Chardonnay from Harold Pleasant’s standout vineyard for cool-climate varieties at the opposite end of the Yakima Valley. It’s a delightful, sophisticated and crisp sparkling wine that opens with aromas of Granny Smith apple, citron and fresh-baked bread. There’s fun frothiness to the mousse and delicious yeastiness, followed by Key lime, Golden Delicious apple and Asian pear. There’s not even a wisp of sweetness at 0.25% residual sugar as it finishes with a twist of lemon. This multipurpose food wine earned a silver medal at the 2015 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Awards.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,000 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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