The Artz vineyard is on Red Mountain, one of the hottest sites in Washington, and yet this feels like a cool climate Sauvignon Blanc, with light melon and citrus flavors, alcohol at just 12%, and a bone-dry finish. It's surprising, but very well done, and certainly a go-to wine for seafood, shellfish (oysters anyone?) or light salads.
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.