Cloudlift Cellars 2014 Updraft Sauvignon Blanc-Sèmillon, Columbia Valley, $18

By on May 20, 2016

cloudlift-cellars-updraft-sauvignon-blanc-semillon-2014-labelTwo of Washington state’s most respected parcels — Sagemoor Farms’ Bacchus and Dionysus — combine for this white Bordeau blend that underwent different fermentations, stainless steel for the Sauvignon Blanc and neutral barrel for the Sèmillon. Engaging aromas of orchard fruit and melon pick up pinches of white pepper and ground mustard. It comes across with crisp pear and Golden Delicious apple flavors, which lead into butter and toast on the midpalate and a finish of dried lemon peel and lime pith. Suggested pairings include Halibut with Beurre Blanc, oysters or Grilled Spot Prawns with Sriracha Lime Vinaigrette from Lenny Rede of Esquin Wine & Spirits.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 151 cases

Alcohol: 13.4%

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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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