Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Best White Wine Taste of Show

Walla Walla Trade and Media Tasting Monday March 12th,2012. So many fantastic wines were poured at this event!
Taste of show for white wine, in my opinion, goes to 2010 Cadaretta SBS.
75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon

GRAPE SOURCES: Spring Creek Vineyard,
Frenchman Hills Vineyard (Yakima Valley),
Rosebud Vineyard (Wahluke Slope)

APPELLATION: Columbia Valley
COOPERAGE: Fermented and finished in
temperature-controlled stainless steel

TITRATABLE ACIDITy...pH: 9.6g/L...3.04

ALCOHOL: 14.1% by volume

BOTTLING DATE: March 8, 2011

RELEASE DATE: April, 2011

PRODUCTION: 9,846 bottles, packed 6 x 750ml
WINEMAKER'S comments
The Cadaretta SBS has intense, showy aromatics
that display a purity of fruit, slathered with
a saline minerality. Acids are fresh and racy,
with concentrated aroma and flavor. The wine
highlights the cool-climate flavors of Washington
State. Its style is unique in Washington because
we pick early and limit malolactic fermentation to
focus on the fresh intensity of the grapes. We do
not soften the edges of natural grape acid, which
yields an intense and exciting wine that lights
up the palate. It’s meant to be consumed young,
ideally within 2-3 years of bottling.

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