NW Sauvignon Blanc a seafood favorite

By on December 25, 2016
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Sauvignon Blanc Bacchus Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc from Bacchus Vineyard in the Columbia Valley arrives at Barnard Griffin Winery in Richland, Wash. The grapes were planted in 1974, making them some of the oldest in the state. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

Sauvignon Blanc is a truly global variety, finding fame and fans from California to New Zealand to its native Bordeaux region in France. Here in the Pacific Northwest, Sauvignon Blanc is a favorite white variety.

In 2014, some 6,700 tons were harvested in Washington behind Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris in importance. While Northwest Sauvignon Blanc doesn’t have a distinctive style such as, say, New Zealand, its crisp, fresh style makes it a perfect pairing with oysters, salmon and other regional seafood.

Here are 10 examples of Northwest Sauvignon Blanc we’ve tasted recently.

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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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