From 30-year-old vines on the Oregon side of the Columbia Valley, this bone-dry Sauvignon Blanc has a dusty, sweetly herbal bouquet that gives it a European spin. Acids are sharp, tangy and natural, and the fruit flavors mix citrus and grapefruit with just a hint of pineapple. It's a fine follow-up to the winery's exceptional 2006.
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.