By Kori ~ November 15th, 2012.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that wonâ€™t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this weekâ€™s selection, the 2011 Waterbrook Sauvignon Blanc from the Columbia Valley of Washington State.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$20
- Must be widely available
Founded in 1984, Waterbrook Winery is one of the Walla Walla Valley’s largest producers. Owned by Precept Wine Brands, Waterbrook is located just outside of Walla Walla in a beautiful facility with lovely grounds and views of the Blue Mountains. Winemaker John Freeman joined Waterbrook as Assistant Winemaker in 2003 and was promoted to Winemaker in 2005.
â€œBright aromatics of lime, jasmine blossom and cantaloupe. A refreshing palate of grapefruit, passion fruit and limeade. Hints of citrus linger on the finish with balanced acidity.â€ â€“Winemaker John Freeman
2011 Waterbrook Sauvignon Blanc (Columbia Valley, Washington): 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Very pale straw yellow. Aromatic with grass, grapefruit, and lime on the nose. More grapefruit and lime come through on the palate. Dry and light-bodied with tart acidity and a long finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Total Wine & More (Bellevue, Washington), $8.49; Available elsewhere, $9 to $13
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Sauvignon Blanc, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25