Our SBS is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (75%) and Semillon (25%). The Sauvignon Blanc grapes for the blend came from two vineyards: Spring Creek Vineyard (50%) and Frenchman Hills Vineyard (25%). The Semillon came from Spring Creek Vineyard (14%) and Rosebud Vineyard (11%). Spring Creek and Frenchman Hills Vineyards are both cooler sites with high elevation and excellent airflow. Rosebud vineyard is in the Wahluke Slope and is much warmer, providing a backup source with riper character and more “warmth” on the palate.
The 2010 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
Wine color: White