Best Buy! John Freeman, only the second winemaker at Waterbrook in the Walla Walla Valley winery’s 30-year history, has grown his Sauvignon Blanc program by 25 percent in the past three years. And he hasn’t lost a step. Among the Yakima Valley sites that have produced a number of stellar Sauvignon Blancs recently is Brenton Roy’s Oasis Vineyard, and that joins fruit from Willard Farms for this clean and crisp drink. Asian pear, sweet herbs, fresh-cut celery, white pepper and lime peel aromas transition to flavors of Key Lime sherbet, lemongrass, more pear and spearmint. The residual sugar settled deliciously at 0.47%, making it ideal with suggested fare of crab cakes, sushi or pasta and spring vegetables.
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