Auclair Winery 2015 Artz Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Red Mountain, $20

By on July 9, 2016

auclair-winery-artz-vineyard-sauvignon-blanc-2015-label1Charlie Auclair uses this Sauvignon Blanc to offer a taste of history – wine using the first commercially harvested vinifera grapes from the earliest crush in Washington history. On Aug. 6, he pulled from the late Fred Artz’s plantings for a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (75%) and Sèmillon, which he sent through a program of 50 percent barrel fermentation. It starts with aromas of Key lime, orange, lemon custard and spearmint, which lead to a bone-dry approach with lemon, fresh-shucked white corn and pleasing lime pith tartness. Suggested pairings include shellfish, white fish and roasted chicken.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 108 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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