Reserve

2016 Sauvignon Blanc Yakima Valley

Yakima Valley

Columbia Crest 2016 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Yakima Valley Yakima Valley
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92 points

May 16, 2018

 

Columbia Crest 2016 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Yakima Valley Yakima Valley
  • 2016

This crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc opens with notes of pink grapefruit, an herbal freshness and a delicate minerality. Flavors of gooseberry, sweet lime and passion fruit give way to a crisp, refreshing finish.

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Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Total Acidity 1.19 g/100 mL
pH: 3.11
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Barrel Aging: Aged on the lees for over 20 weeks.
Fermentaion: Fermentation took place in a concrete tulip shaped tank and in neutral oak barrels.

The 2016 vintage experienced the best of both worlds with a hot spring and early summer. A cooler than normal end of the ripening season allowed the wines to have ripeness, yet maintain freshness and elegance.

The early dry and warm spring, combined with cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening and resulted in the longest harvest on record in Washington State (August 15-November 15).

Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with nicely resolved tannins and maturity.

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