There is nothing subdued here, no effort to make a sweet, tropical, California-style Sauvignon Blanc. Grassy and penetrating, this is more like New Zealand than Napa, a snappy effort with green apple, lime, citrus and gooseberry. A great seafood wine.
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.