This attractively priced Sauvignon Blanc begins with lovely scents of fig, melon and green berry. There are some high tones too, and the sharpness of alcohol in this ultra-ripe vintage. New winemaker Kristina van Loben Sels extracts ripe, tropical fruit flavors without sacrificing complexity. The wine really delivers a lot of luscious flavor for the price. Best Buy.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.