Jon and I took advantage of the long weekend and took a brief trip over the mountains to Yakima. We wanted to visit a few wineries and do some relaxing with our precious days off together. One of the wineries I was excited about visiting was Treveri Cellars, one of Washington’s few sparkling wine producers.
But when we got there – they were closed for maintenance! There had been no mention about this closure on their website, which was pretty disappointing. It shouldn’t be that hard to give customers a heads up! Big fail…
So instead of tasting the Treveri lineup, we just tasted one bottle that we managed to find in a wine shop on the way out of town. The Treveri Cellars Sparkling Syrah Brut. This wine is a non-vintage wine; truly a red sparkling wine, rather than a brut rosé. It has a very light effervescence; the bubbles are much less pronounced than other sparkling wines.
On the palate, there are flavors of dark berries, along with a dry, yeasty tartness that is so important to a sparkling wine. It is a unique wine that really came together well. I really enjoyed it. I just wish I had the opportunity to try their other wines!