This is an unusual straw gold, a darker, rounder, riper version of Sauvignon Blanc than we are accustomed to seeing from the Northwest. Scented with honey, mint and vanilla tea, it is quite the opposite of the grassy, stony style of SB that I generally admire. But the winemaking is so polished, the wine so supple, toasty and flavorful, that it blows away all my objections.
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.