This speaks to the increasing popularity of Sauvignon Blanc, as Ste. Michelle has more than doubled its case production over 2007. It's herbal and clean, with lightly grassy scents and flavors, leading into a mix of citrus and grapefruit and green apple. A fine standard for affordable Washington Sauvignon Blanc.
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.