House Wine 2014 Fish House Sauvignon Blanc, American, $10

By on November 2, 2015

house-wine-fish-house-sauvignon-blanc-2014-bottleBest Buy! The Original House Wine brand launched by iconoclast Charles Smith continues make noise in the marketplace thanks to Hal Landvoigt and Seattle’s Precept Wine, and there’s a great deal to enjoy in this Sauvignon Blanc beyond the bargain price. A crack of the screwcap — or push of the bag-in-the-box button — brings aromas of Granny Smith apple, Key Lime, lime peel, sweet herbs and even a faint whiff of tomcat. Inside, it’s clean, bright, balanced and even a bit elegant with the tones of apple, lime and herbs. The residual sugar (0.9%) merely bevels the edges of lime pith for a lengthy finish. Suggested pairings include grilled chicken, scallops and roasted vegetables.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 5,200 cases

Alcohol: 13.28%

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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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