Happily the fumé has been discarded and it's simply labeled Sauvignon Blanc, as it should be. The blend includes 6% Sémillon, the wine is finished with a screw cap, and the flavors are crisp and quite refreshing. Melon, grapefruit, a little snippet of pineapple and overall a mouth-cleaning liveliness make this an excellent wine for sipping or with lighter entrées.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.