Northwest Sauvignon Blanc clean, bright and ready for seafood

By on July 26, 2015

Browne Family Vineyards 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $18

Browne Family Vineyards-2014-Sauvignon Blanc BottleWillard Farms near Prosser, Wash., in the Yakima Valley allows Walla Walla winemaker John Freeman to create a fanciful, complex and delicious Sauvignon Blanc fermented in 100% neutral oak. That allows for aromas of sweet orange, pink grapefruit, Rainier cherry and cherry blossom, which leads to delicious and juicy flavors of maraschino cherry, kiwi and lime peel. While the finish is fun and reminiscent of a Shirley Temple, it’s still serious enough (0.7% residual sugar) and juicy enough to imagine with crabcakes, oysters or scallops.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 507 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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