Seven of Hearts Chateau Figeraux 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $18

By on December 14, 2013

seven-of-hearts-chateua-figeraux-sauvignon-blanc-2012-labelCarlton, Ore., winemaker Byron Dooley continues to spotlight emerging vineyards on both sides of the Columbia River. This release from Stonehenge Vineyard — a stone’s throw from the WWI memorial built by Sam Hill near Goldendale, Wash., — is yet another example. The harvest of Oct. 19 last year helps account for aromas of Golden Delicious apple, lime, rosewater, slate, celery and dried herbs. There’s a match on the palate. Those green tones are presented with edgy acidity, while the small percentage of neutral French oak allows for a lengthy finish of melon. It’s virtually bone-dry at 0.27% residual sugar, making it ideal for basa, shellfish, pork and chicken breast.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 112 cases

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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