SuLei Cellars 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $18

By on January 26, 2013

Walla Walla Valley vintner Tanya Woodley, winemaker of Wine Press Northwest’s 2012 Washington Winery to Watch, produces a rather fascinating version of Sauvignon Blanc using grapes from Spring Creek Vineyard near Benton City, Wash. It brings a tropical nose featuring fresh-peel lychee, backed by grassiness and a hint of tomcat. The tropical and herbal complexity continues through to the palate, opening with a brisk entry of Granny Smith apple before some residual sugar (0.9%) begins to trickle out with a long and tasty finish of POG juice, finished with more grassiness.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 206

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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