Baker’s dozen of sassy Sauvignon Blancs from Washington

By on November 3, 2013
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Knight Hill Winery 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley, $18

knight-hill-winery-sauvignon-blanc-2011The Harrisons sourced these grapes from the denHoed-owned Desert Hills Vineyard in the upper elevations of the Yakima Valley north of Grandview, Wash. On the nose, it shows many of the classic Sauvignon Blanc qualities such as gooseberry, grassiness, slate and even a whiff of tomcat. The drink is clean and crisp with good lines of lime skin, lemon juice and more slate.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 195 cases

Alcohol: 12.8%

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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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