The blend is 60/40 Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon, finished bone dry with a subtle hint of toasty cracker. If it were put up against other Bordeaux blanc-style offerings it would fare quite well at this price; the winemaking is subtle and sound, the flavors tightly wound and the fruit ripe enough but not too ripe. Citrus, melon and pineapple are here, racy acids and that nice kiss of oak.
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.