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Willow Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Reticent on the nose though instantly recognizable as Sauvignon Blanc with its hints of grass, pineapple, and fig. Noticeably sweet in the mouth, which is not what i am looking for, this is a fruit forward popularly styled wine and for those who prefer sweet wines this carries it’s sugar fairly well. There’s plenty of acid to balance the sweetness, and the flavors remain in the green fruited, slightly figgy and citrus toned end of the spectrum. For me this falls down on the finish, which does end up being noticeably and persistently sweet. A fruity wine with the character of Sauvignon Blanc but not quite the tension and verve the variety is known for. Still there is a market for this wine and this is a successful example in this style. 85pts

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Willow Crest Winery:
Willow Crest Winery was founded in 1995 by David J. Minick, a longtime grape grower in the Yakima Valley. The Minick Family first planted wine grapes on their Roza farm, North of Prosser in 1982. David wanted to take the love he had for raising grapes to the next level by making premium wine out a small portion of the family vineyard. Focusing on Pinot Gris/Grigio and Syrah, Willow Crest Win... Read more
Willow Crest Winery was founded in 1995 by David J. Minick, a longtime grape grower in the Yakima Valley. The Minick Family first planted wine grapes on their Roza farm, North of Prosser in 1982. David wanted to take the love he had for raising grapes to the next level by making premium wine out a small portion of the family vineyard. Focusing on Pinot Gris/Grigio and Syrah, Willow Crest Winery uses estate grown fruit that winemaker David J. Minick planted, cultivated, and harvested to create crisp Pinot Gris and bold Syrah's. By having the control from vine to wine David can monito crop load, canopy size, sun exposure, and the balance of fruit and sugar at harvest time. All this attention to the grape comes out in the Willow Crest wines. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Willow Crest Sauvignon Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,724
3.00 5
04/28/2014

Reticent on the nose though instantly recognizable as Sauvignon Blanc with its hints of grass, pineapple, and fig. Noticeably sweet in the mouth, which is not what i am looking for, this is a fruit forward popularly styled wine and for those who prefer sweet wines this carries it’s sugar fairly well. There’s plenty of acid to balance the sweetness, and the flavors remain in the green fruited, slightly figgy and citrus toned end of the spectrum. For me this falls down on the finish, which does end up being noticeably and persistently sweet. A fruity wine with the character of Sauvignon Blanc but not quite the tension and verve the variety is known for. Still there is a market for this wine and this is a successful example in this style. 85pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,724
4.30 5
04/28/2014

Four and a half glasses



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