Cadaretta 2012 sbs Columbia Valley, $23

By on September 30, 2014

cadaretta-sbs-nv-bottleBrian Rudin, now heading up the Canvasback on Red Mountain for Napa Valley icon Duckhorn, continued this Walla Walla Valley brand’s tradition with one of the Pacific Northwest’s top blends of Sauvignon Blanc (70%) and Semillon. The grapes came primarily from Frenchman Hills Vineyard near Royal City and Angiolina Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, and the presentation offers gorgeous aromas of lychee, gooseberry pie, fresh fig and caramel. There’s richness up front with more fig, followed by lime, gooseberry and crushed herbs that lead into a steely and crisp finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 2,604 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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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