Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Notes

Lemongrass and fresh pineapple aromas lead to clean and refreshing flavors of wet stone, gooseberry and lime zest. Balanced alcohol promotes bright acid on the zingy, fruity finish.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2016

Varietal Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation: Columbia Valley

pH: 3.41

TA: 5.6 g/L

RS: 1.63 g/L

Alcohol: 13.05%

Fining: Bentonite

Aging: 4.5 months in SS

Yeast: Vivache, Es 181

Bottling Date: January 19, 2017


88 Points

2013 Vintage

Dec 31, 2014

Wine Spectator

Light and refreshing, with grapefruit and floral flavors singing brightly and lingering well. Drink now. - HS

Harvey Steiman

88 Points

2013 Vintage

Nov 01, 2014

The Tasting Panel

Smooth and juicy with notes of citrus and melon; ripe, grassy and crisp, long and tangy.

Anthony Dias Blue

Top 50 Amazing Wines Under $15

2013 Vintage

Oct 01, 2014

Food & Wine

Food & Wine included the Waterbrook 2013 Sauvignon Blanc as part of its "50 amazing wines for $15 or less" feature section. Classified in the "fruity whites" section, these wines are "zesty, unoaked, medium-bodied; pair with fish and vegetable dishes."

Ray Isl3

Personal Favorite

2013 Vintage

Aug 25, 2014

Wines Northwest

"The 2013 vintage in the Columbia Valley was the warmest in a decade 2014 is also shaping up to be toasty with cooling off just before harvest. Waterbrook's winemaker John Freeman crafted this classic Washington Sauvignon Blanc showing grassy herb and gooseberry aromas and flavors mingling with citrus and flinty mineral notes. This style is a personal favorite that Waterbrook has been making for more than two decades." -Chuck Hill

Chuck Hill


2012 Vintage

Nov 01, 2013

Sante Magazine

87 Points

2012 Vintage

Sep 30, 2013

Wine Spectator

"Light and refreshing, this fresh style offers grapefruit and herb flavors."

Harvey Steiman

Best Buy

2012 Vintage

Sep 01, 2013

Wine EnthusiastSean Sullivan

Great American Values

2011 Vintage

Oct 15, 2012

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman

91 Points, Best Buy

2011 Vintage

Sep 01, 2012

Wine EnthusiastPaul Gregutt

Silver Medal

2011 Vintage

May 22, 2012

2012 Decanter World Wine Awards

89 Points, Best Buy

2009 Vintage

Jul 01, 2011

Wine Enthusiast

"This juicy, fresh, fruit-laden wine captures the ideal mix of snappy citrus and luscious stone-fruit. Delicious." - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

Paul Gregutt

Best Buy

2006 Vintage

Nov 30, 2007

Wine EnthusiastPaul Gregutt