Tasting Notes

2013 Sauvignon Blanc is our first-ever offering of this variety immediately entices you with aromas of lemon grass, orange peel, honeydew melon and notes of the tropics. The tropical elements satiate the palate, alluding to ripe, fleshy guava and papaya mingling with juicy melon. Rich and luxurious, the developed mouth-feel introduces itself with a chalky minerality and leaves you with lingering, mouthwatering acidity.

With the focus of red wine at Pepper Bridge Winery, the introduction of this white wine is met with excitement, finally a wine for the hot summer nights we have in the Walla Walla Valley!

The Year

The summer of 2013 marked the warmest summer on record for us here in the Walla Walla Valley. Spring was cool and moist, as is typical here, with bud break occurring right on time in
mid-April. Once it started warming up, it didn’t stop- our thermometers rose over 100 degrees quite often! The first week of September brought relief: dramatically cooler days and nights which allowed for the development of our trademark Walla Walla Valley acidity. Harvest began around the same time, with the cooler temperatures allowing us to finish right on schedule at the end of October.

Viticulture

Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyards: 54% Seven Hills, 46% Les Collines

 

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Awards & Accolades

“Bright and tangy, with tangerine-scented pear and floral flavors, coming together with point and precision on the finish. Drink now.
-HS, Wine Spectator, 90 points

 

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