Sauvignon Blanc in particular is a wine that is best styled in the vineyard, and Columbia Crest winemaker Doug Gore works with the vineyard team to play up fruit and downplay herbaciousness without loosing it altogether. The 1998 Sauvignon Blanc has a subtle herbal note and a touch of flint that is complemented nicely by wildflower, honey and ripe melon. A small portion of the wine was barrel aged for roundness and complexity without sacrificing the wines crisp acidity. Fifteen percent Semillon contributes depth and complexity.
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Founded in 1983, Columbia Crest has grown from a small winery in a relatively unknown wine region to one of the most significant wineries in the U.S. and a major force behind Washington state's emergence as a world-class wine region. Over the years, the winery has remained committed to delivery handcrafted, small-lot wines, as well as affordable, superior quality everyday wines. In 2009, the winery reached a milestone when Wine Spectator named their... View More