Purple Star Wines 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $8

By on September 15, 2013

purple-star-wines-sauvignon-blanc-2011-labelBest Buy! Kyle and Amy Johnson dedicate 15 percent of the proceeds from their new label to Seattle Children’s Hospital for helping the cause of uncompensated care, which explains the support they’ve received for their wines, including this bright and crisp Sauv Blanc from Outlook Vineyard. Enticing aromas of dusty Red Delicious apple, orange yogurt, honeydew melon and lime turn into more complexity on the palate. Lemon and grassy notes are joined by orange Creamsicle, Asian pear and pineapple flavors with a bit of fresh caramel in the finish, a sign of the three months spent on the lees.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 392 cases

Alcohol: 12.9%

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