Arbor Crest Wine Cellars 2013 Bacchus Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $10

By on March 8, 2014

arbor-crest-wine-cellars-sauvignon-blanc-2013-labelBest Buy! The Mielke family has a historic relationship with these vines, which this Spokane winery used to produce their first wine in 1982. Last year, they picked these grapes starting Aug. 28 — a sign of the steamy Northwest summer — and the fruit spent no time in barrel. It leads to aromas of lemon curd, timothy hay, honey and candy corn. There’s a viscous entry to the palate with a burst of lemon, backed by Herbes de Provence and caramel in the finish. Suggested fare includes Asian dishes with seafood or chicken, as well as served with goat cheese.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 2,500 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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