• Sauvignon Blanc



    88 Points 2013 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanDecember 31, 2014

    “Light and refreshing, with grapefruit and floral flavors singing brightly and lingering well. Drink now.” - HS

    88 Points2013 VintageTasting Panel MagazineAnthony Dias BlueNovember 1, 2014

    Smooth and juicy with notes of citrus and melon; ripe, grassy and crisp, long and tangy.

    Sauvignon Blanc - Top 50 Amazing Wines under $152013 VintageFood & WineRay Isl3October 1, 2014

    Food & Wine included the Waterbrook 2013 Sauvignon Blanc as part of its "50 amazing wines for $15 or less" feature section. Classified in the "fruity whites" section, these wines are "zesty, unoaked, medium-bodied; pair with fish and vegetable dishes." 

    Sauvignon Blanc- Personal Favorite2013 VintageWines NorthwestChuck HillAugust 25, 2014

    "The 2013 vintage in the Columbia Valley was the warmest in a decade – 2014 is also shaping up to be toasty – with cooling off just before harvest.  Waterbrook’s winemaker John Freeman crafted this classic Washington Sauvignon Blanc showing grassy herb and gooseberry aromas and flavors mingling with citrus and flinty mineral notes.  This style is a personal favorite that Waterbrook has been making for more than two decades." -Chuck Hill

    Recommended2012 VintageSante MagazineNovember 1, 2013
    87 Points2012 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanSeptember 30, 2013

    "Light and refreshing, this fresh style offers grapefruit and herb flavors."

    Best Buy2012 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanSeptember 1, 2013
    Great American Values2011 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 15, 2012
    91 Points - Best Buy2011 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttSeptember 1, 2012
    Silver Medal2011 VintageDecanter World Wine Awards 2012May 22, 2012
    89 points - Best Buy2009 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttJuly 1, 2011

    "This juicy, fresh, fruit-laden wine captures the ideal mix of snappy citrus and luscious stone-fruit. Delicious." - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

    Best Buy2006 VintageWine Enthusiast Paul GreguttNovember 30, 2007

    tasting notes

    Lemongrass and fresh pineapple aromas lead to clean and refreshing flavors of wet stone, gooseberry and lime zest. Balanced alcohol promotes bright acid on the zingy, fruity finish.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2016
    • Varietal Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • pH: 3.41
    • TA: 5.6 g/L
    • RS: 1.63 g/L
    • Alcohol: 13.05%
    • Fining: Bentonite
    • Aging: 4.5 months in SS
    • Yeast: Vivache, Es 181
    • Bottled: January 19, 2017
    • Food Pairing: Crab cakes, Sushi, Pasta with Spring Vegetables