Claar Cellars 2015 White Bluffs Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $16

By on November 22, 2016

claar-cellars-white-bluffs-sauvignon-blanc-2015-bottleJoe Hudon’s stint in New Zealand with Kiwi icon Kim Crawford is on display with this latest Sauvignon Blanc from the Claar-Whitelatch family’s Salmon Safe vineyards above the Columbia River near Pasco, Wash. The nose carries slices of gooseberry pie and Key Lime pie with lychee, grassiness and just a wink of tomcat. Its strident acidity is a ripper, focusing on bone-dry flavors of grapefruit, lemongrass and more gooseberry, leading to a finish of fig and peach. These wines are available in Washington, Oregon, California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 131 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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