Northwest Sauvignon Blanc clean, bright and ready for seafood

By on July 26, 2015

Finn Hill Winery 2013 Soleil Sauvignon Blanc, Wahluke Slope, $18

Finn Hill Winery 2013 Sauv Blanc labelWoodinville boutique winemaker Rob Entrekin shows a bit of flair and finesse with this blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon (15%) from historic Rosebud Vineyard. There’s the telltale gooseberry notes up front, chased by yellow grapefruit, lime, lavender, jasmine and white pepper. It turns toward apricot and green gage plum on the palate, joined by honeysuckle, orange and more lime. A small portion spent time in new French oak, accounting for its more delicate, less abrasive acid profile, but it will have enough to pair deliciously with pan-fried oysters. Other suggested fare includes pasta with alfredo sauce or quiche.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 144 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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