Silverdale, WA 13.2% alc. (Purchased on 6/28/13)
83% Sauvignon Blanc 9% Semillon 8% Riesling Nice package came plugged with a “corkburger”, which really doesn’t bother me a bit. But it seems like an excellent candidate for a screwtop (to preserve the wine’s freshness). Back label says it’s produced and bottled by Lake and Vine in Kelseyville and that 2,026 cases were produced. I could find no information about the wine or winery on the web.
I tasted this wine at a GO in-store tasting before buying two bottles. Brilliant pale straw with the tiniest bit of spritz when first opened (though the spritz disappated quickly). Very aromatic nose of grass/hay and herbal greens with some spice. Plenty of sweet fruit on the front of the tongue through mid-palate with more grassy, herbal qualities as well as underripe pear and some lemony citrus. Reminds me of some of the early Napa and Sonoma Sauv Blancs from the 70’s and 80’s (think Kenwood, Grgich Hills, Matanzas Creek). There seems to be a possibility of slight residual sugar, perhaps from the Riesling.
A refreshing, uncomplicated, but very tasty wine and perhaps (by GO standards), a bit overpriced. Acidity and texture are nicely balanced with the fruit. Very cleanly made and fine summer quaffing material.