Fresh-caught crab with tomato and herb salad
Dense and penetrating with white flowers, lychee, guava, pineapple rind and under-ripe apricot. Swirling brings up sweet fruit, wet slate, complex herbs, gooseberry and key lime pie. The palate is fresh, firm and beautifully textured. It is much more generous than the Columbia Valley, and exudes class and refinement. This is a baby and will be worth trying over the next five years.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Boushey Vineyards, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
Fermented in 85% concrete eggs and 15% stainless steel tanks
"This 100% varietal wine brings lightly styled aromas of green grass, herb, snap pea and whiffs of green pepper. The palate is full bodied and textured, bringing a sense of richness but never losing its balance. It lingers on the finish."
90 points, Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast
"Bright light yellow. Cool aromas of grass, flowers and white pepper are youthfully compressed today but convey an impression of incipient complexity. Offers more texture and depth than the entry-level Sauvignon Blanc, with its concentrated but tight lemon drop and grass flavors in need of another 6 to 12 months in bottle to expand. Finishes very long and fresh, with a hint of jalapeño and a firm mineral underpinning. A serious if backward white wine with noteworthy intensity and sophistication."
91 points, Stephen Tanzer