Best Buy! Consumer interest in Sauvignon Blanc has made this white Bordeaux variety one of the few growth categories in the U.S. wine industry during the past 52 weeks, and here’s one of the top bottlings released last year in the Pacific Northwest. Spice Cabinet — the vineyard behind Mercer’s Platinum-winning Malbec — also contributed to this effort along with Culloden Vineyard. Ashley Stephens, a Washington State University microbiology grad, has crafted a stunning Sauvignon Blanc from her first vintage as Mercer’s head winemaker, building a floral, fleshy and juicy example that hints at nectarine and cantaloupe before finishing with a burst of yellow grapefruit. Suggested pairings include shellfish, pork and grilled chicken. Qualifying award: International Women’s Competition (double gold)
Rating: Platinum • 94 points
Production: 201 cases
sheron balhorn says
Brenda, your dad would be so proud of you. Dwayne would talk about you all the time. can you ship out of state to Michigan? Is there a minimum? Or perhaps is it available in Michigan? I live near the wine country of Michigan near traverse city. If you ever want to explore the lodge doors are always open to family.