2018 Tenor Sauvignon Blanc

The 2018 Tenor Sauvignon Blanc was crafted from two vine- yards in Washington State along the Royal Slope AVA. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were limited to one or two clusters per shoot for maximum concentration. They were then hand-harvested over the very early mornings of Septem- ber 15th and 16th, 2018. Upon arriving in the winery, each cluster was hand-sorted, berry-sorted, and then 100% barrel fermented. Using only the free-run wine, it was then moved to puncheons and stainless steel tanks for further cellaring. After nearly 50 individual evaluations by our winemaking team, only 1 puncheon and 2 tanks were selected and bottled, without fining or filtration, on July 2, 2019, resulting in only 105 cases.

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Tasting Notes

Notes of white flowers, bergamot, ginger, and green tea. Swirling adds white peach pit, caramelized kumquat, and lightly toasted puff pastry. The palate has a pithy citrus, a hint of bloomed baking spice, and vibrant acidity. A beautifully complex wine with verve, density, and a spice filled finish.

Scores & Reviews

"A serious white with pretty depth of fruit. Plenty of sliced green apples and hints of kiwis. Medium body, solid core of fruit and a flavorful finish. Drink now."
91 - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

"Exotic flowers, honeyed citrus, peach, and toasted bread notes all emerge from the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, a rich, medium to full-bodied effort that stays lively and fresh on the palate. It's geared for the dinner table and should evolve for 2-3 years."
90 - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

"With the zippy, fresh and ripe nose, the 2018 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc offers Meyer lemon, white peach and pineapple on the nose along with elements of citrus blossom and hints of vanilla. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is balanced and focused, showing lively acidity and ending with a fresh, zesty finish that lingers with elevated alcohol."
90 - Anthony Mueller, The Wine Advocate

Wine Facts

Labeled Appellation:

Columbia Valley

Vineyard(s):

La Reyna Blanca, Solaksen

Varietal Breakdown:

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification:

Fermented and aged in puncheons and stainless steel tanks

Alcohol:

14.3%

Cases Produced:

105

Drinkability:

Now-2028

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