The first white wine that I tried from the mixed case was the 2013 Linen Sauvignon Blanc, by Bergevin Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington. The wine is a nice, light straw color, with light tropical notes and a lemongrass scent. On the palate, it is a crisp, clean, wine with flavors of melon, lychee, and crisp citrus. The flavors are nicely balanced, and the result is a wine that has a lot going on, in a good way.
The first night, I paired this with simple baked fish and vegetables, and it was still fabulous the next day when my girlfriend and I finished off the bottle with an appetizer assortment of fresh vegetables, cheeses and crackers, sushi and hummus. The flavors in this wine offered something for each food we tried. And although my friend is a self-professed red wine drinker, she really enjoyed this wine.
At the $10.99 price point, this was an amazing value. I will certainly buy this again! And it is on my list of tasting rooms to visit next time we are in Walla Walla.
Have you had this wine? What did you think?