Cadaretta Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon (SBS) 2011

Bordeaux White Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

$23.00 $19.95
Save $3.05
Item No. 120290
  • white wine
  • WE91
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 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.

Critical Acclaim

"A Blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon, this definitely reflects the cool 2011 vintage in its steely tension. The clean green-fruit flavors are well defined and high-lighted with notes of grassy herns and saline minerality."
91 Points

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Learn About Cadaretta

Science and Soul This winery is named for a ship that once carried our family"s goods to market. Today, that part of our history, that ship"s name, is carried on with a new generation of our family company: Handcrafted wines from our home state. Cadaretta is a Walla Walla winery owned and operated by the Middleton family. The Middleton commitment to Washington State dates back...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends

Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.

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