Jones of Washington 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $15

By on June 12, 2014

jones-of-washington-sauvignon-blanc-2013-bottleBest Buy! Greg and Jack Jones in Quincy, Wash., rank as one of the state’s largest wine operations, and they’ve got one of region’s most talented winemakers in Victor Palencia heading up their own value-conscious brand. They took this lot from their estate Caliche Lake Vineyard and fermented it in Hungarian oak puncheons to create a clean, green and mean Sauvignon Blanc that opens with a nose of gooseberry, lemon curd, candy corn and fresh-cut grass. It’s lime juice and lime pith on the palate with notes of lemongrass and fresh mint in the dry finish. Here is an ideal oyster wine that’s sold in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 695 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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