While the Roberts family lives not far from the Elk River Natural Resources Conservation Area in Grays Harbor County, they focus their wine program on acclaimed grape grower Joe Hattrup and his plantings above the Yakima Valley. For the Sauvignon Blanc, that’s Sugarloaf Vineyard. This fanciful nose developed by Mark Bosso includes candied lemon peel, crystallized ginger and butter mints. On the entry, there are bites of white peach and Bosc pear, joined by an underlying thread of lime zest and capped with a forkful of gooseberry pie. Great Northwest Wine’s 2022 Washington Winery of the Year built its reputation with big reds and sparkling cranberry, yet this Sauvignon Blanc also earned a gold at the 2023 Cascadia International.
Rating: Outstanding! 90 points
Production: 124 cases