Snoqualmie Vineyards 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $8

By on July 5, 2014

snoqualmie-vineyards-sauvignon-blanc-2013-bottleBest Buy! Last year’s rip-roaring summer allowed winemakers in Washington state to bring in many of their wines earlier than usual. In this case, Paterson winemaker Joy Andersen made the call starting Sept. 6, early enough to preserve the necessary acidity. Thoughts of Granny Smith apple, Asian pear, gooseberry and minerality make up the aromas. Ripe— yet not sweet — flavors of green apple, pear and lime juice pick up a slight sense of grassiness. It’s presented dry and will make for an ideal pairing with halibut.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 17,500 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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