Browne Family Vineyards 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $20

By on October 25, 2020

A trio of Yakima Valley sites come together, predominantly the Roy family’s Oasis Vineyard north of Prosser, Wash., for this fumé-style Sauvignon Blanc that spent five months in neutral oak. Interestingly, it is the involvement of Viognier (5%) that’s more apparent in glass than the wood as navel orange joins the profile of Italian lime soda, gooseberry pie and a touch of tropical fruit. It’s a solid example of Sauvignon Blanc that saves its burst of acidity for the finish of lime juice and fresh-cut celery. Suggested pairings include goat cheese, oysters and delicate white fish.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 2,369 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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