CMS Winery, Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Columbia Valley, Washington

2016 vintage – 76% Sauvignon Blanc, 23% Chardonnay, 1% Marsanne. “Light straw color. Lively aromas of lemon peel, lemongrass, fresh warm pineapple and shortbread, with just a touch of sweet almond pastry. Refreshing acidity dances on the tongue with a hint of green apple flavor, which leads you into a pleasantly creamy lemon custard finish. This wine combines the more interesting aromatics and acidity of Sauvignon Blanc and cooler climate unoaked Chardonnay with the more inviting mouthfeel of a fuller bodied, warmer site Chardonnay ” – from the Winery. 100% stainless steel fermentation to dryness at cool temperatures to retain the maximum fruit aromas and flavors. Fruit was sourced from several Columbia Valley vineyards, including the Wahluke Slope and the Yakima Valley AVAs. No malolactic fermentation. Tom and Ann-Marie Hedges founded the winery in 1987. Peter Hedges, Tom’s brother, serves as winemaker and general manager. Hedges has two basic tiers of wine. The first is Hedges Family Estate wines. The second is the CMS Wines.