Old vine (1967 planting) Sauvignon Blanc from Oregon? OK, this is a rarity. The wine has a gentle grace, and manages to convey layering and complexity within a fairly light frame. Moderate acidity, some yeasty texture, and a mix of apple and citrus fruit all come together in a clean, fresh, well-balanced effort.
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.