Baker’s dozen of sassy Sauvignon Blancs from Washington

By on November 3, 2013

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Martin-Scott Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $16

martin-scott-winery-sauvignon-blanc-labelMost of the grapes made at this East Wenatchee, Wash., winery come from vines surrounding their grounds that overlook the Columbia River, but this lot traditionally comes downstream from Rosebud Vineyard near Mattawa. One of the state’s first organically farmed sites helps create aromas of grapefruit, lemon, canned pear, dried apricot, anise and sweet herbs. The flavors focus on Bartlett pears in a medium syrup and baked apple. It’s off-dry at 1.2% residual sugar, but there’s ample acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 101 cases

Alcohol: 12.7%

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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