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WINE REVIEW: Eight Thousand Lakes - Sauvignon Blanc, Washington 2018

REVIEW: Eight Thousand Lakes - Sauvignon Blanc, Washington 2018

A cool climate which is very reminiscent of the vibrant, high acidity trait of the grape varietal in Washington state on the backdrop of the Cascade Mountains.

Pale lemon in colour with some marginal levels thanks to the high levels of acidity. On the nose, grapefruit, lemon, lime peel, lemon blossom, ripe melon and a touch of lemon tart running through it.

On the palate, fully fermented to dry, this wine has high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, flavour intensity of medium+ . Flavours are in line with the nose with the finish a decent length at medium+, not quite pronounced.

This is a solid white with a good Washington freshness about it, the vibrancy is all primary flavour profile so drink now and not suitable for ageing.

Remember to only refrigerate white wines close to when you are drinking them, prolonged refrigeration is not good for the wine profile either!

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Food Pairing: A nice lunchtime wine which would go well with a summer BBQ or a nice sea bass dish. Alternatively, sip in the spring sun and a light soft brie in hand.

Average Price: A superb £8-9 a bottle.

TDWG Overall Rating: 86/100.

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