For Casey McClellan, one of the Walla Walla Valley’s most talented winemakers and entering his fifth decade as a producer, this bottling signals just his fourth vintage of producing a Sauvignon Blanc. This focus is on the fruit with just 10 percent of final blend spending five months in French barrels, and there’s a bit of Sèmillon (4%) with a touch of Muscat for complexity. It’s undoubtedly Sauvignon Blanc with the nose of gooseberry, lime, fresh-cut celery and a faint meow. The approach is brisk and invigorating with a continuation of lime and gooseberry flavors as the scale of its production prompted McClellan to bottle this in West Richland, which is home to sister winery Double Canyon.
Production: 4,450 cases