Saturday, August 6, 2016

Novelty Hill 'Stillwater Creek Vineyard' Columbia Valley 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Novelty Hill 'Stillwater Creek Vineyard' Columbia Valley 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, $19.99-$23.99, 88 points, was a bright glossy gold color.
The outstanding floral aromas were accented by lemon meringue.
Light body was graced with good acidity, but not as crisp as many of the Cali 2015 SBs I've been drinking.
Flavors were rather neutral, but citrus notes and subtle melon flavors were satisfactory.
Finished strong on black pepper and a well integrated 13.5% alcohol.
Varietals were 84% Sauvignon Blanc and 16% Semillon.
Paired perfectly with my sautéed fresh North Atlantic haddock.


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  1. SB has to be crisp, flabby just doesn't cut it with this varietal.

    1. VG: Not flabby, but as so often is the case when that much Semillon (16%) is blended, it's a bit softer, and since I've come to expect Cali SBs to be just about the most edgy of white wines, this WA State SB, though excellent and maybe preferable to some for that reason, needed to be described that way (JMHO).
      Come 4 or 5 years from now, just might be a better wine than many 2013 Cali SBs!