Northwest Cellars 2012 Adagio, Columbia Valley, $12
Best Buy! Sauvignon Blanc blended with Chardonnay (40%) is not regularly seen in the Pacific Northwest, but this Kirkland, Wash., winery offers a tasty change of pace at an approachable price. Tropical aromas of mango, papaya, guava and pineapple spin into rich flavors or peach, pear and apple. A bit of residual sugar makes this a pleasant sipper, yet there’s balance with ample acidity and it’s finished by hints of minearlity and jasmine.
Production: 610 cases