Our 2019 Dixie and Bass Sauvignon Blanc is quite a character! Starting out bright and citrusy, the wine develops more complex overtones of toasted oak, fig and herbs. Start planning your warm weather gatherings, this wine will entertain now through the dog days of summer.
BASS: Ahhh, warm weather gatherings, like softball games and tractor pulls. DIXIE: Or opera in the park and family reunions at the beach. BASS: Or motocross and gator wrestling. DIXIE: Who are you?
2020 Sunset International Wine Competition
37th Washington State Wine Competition – Silver
Sauvignon Blanc from Horse Heaven Hills. Tank fermented with French oak staves and aged for 4 months.
This pale golden 2019 Sauvignon Blanc presents with bright citrus and herbal notes on the nose. Upon tasting, you will find grapefruit, sweet grass, and hints of fig with a slight toasty character from the oak. On the palate the wine begins with bright acidity, building to a medium weight framed by citrus notes. The wine finishes dry and clean, with crisp acids and a subtle toasty oak. Pair this flexible wine with a creamy goat cheese and bitter greens, a tangy pesto risotto, or a halibut tostada with yogurt lime sauce.
BASS: I get that it’s perfect with a halibut tostada… DIXIE: Yes? BASS: But say you forgot to go shopping…will it pair nicely with, say, leftover pizza? DIXIE: Of course. BASS: Mac and cheese? DIXIE: Perfectly. BASS: Beef Jerky and Milk Duds? DIXIE: Are you still talking?