Liquid Light Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Liquid Light Sauvignon Blanc 2018
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Liquid Light Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Story

The Liquid Light Sauvignon 2018 is a wine brand from Chateau Ste Michelle’s family of wines sourced from grapes of 68% Horse Heaven Hills AVA and 32% Yakima AVA of Washington State. Chateau Ste Michelle is by far the largest winery in Washington and according to several winemakers I have talked to over the years, they are a very good neighbor.

A few years ago you would have seen Columbia Valley as the vineyard location, but Washington wines seem to have done some rebranding. I don’t know if folks thought Columbia Valley was located in California or what, but the labels now say Washington State along with the sub-AVA. This puts more emphasis on the individual growing areas in Washington, which is a good thing.

The name Liquid Light is a reference to the 5th form of matter that was recently discovered. I am only aware of the first four, there is yes, it matters, no it doesn’t matter, well if it matters that much to you, then ok, and I don’t know let me think about it. Yes, I am a scientist.

The fifth form of matter is the Bose-Einstein condensate and even after reading the explanation, I have no idea what it is. The other 4 are solids, liquids, gases, and plasma, what any of that has to do with Sauvignon Blanc, I do not know.

I am a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, but I am not overly familiar with Washington State Sauv Blanc. The grapes are sourced from cool-climate growing AVAs and Chateau Ste Michelle has an excellent track record for producing affordable wines, I found this for $9.99. The alcohol content is a mild 12.0%.

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Liquid Light Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Tasting Notes

The color is a pale, clear wheat yellow. The nose is interesting, it is very different from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, there is a mix of peach, lemon, and pear, a little grapefruit, lime, and a distinct grassy aroma. This Sauv Blanc has a soft smooth mouthfeel and tart flavors.

It starts with peach, apricot, a touch of honey, grapefruit, pear, and lime. The mid-palate lemon, juicy apple, a little salty sensation, and not sweet pineapple.

The Summary

  • The Liquid Light Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is no copycat Sauv Blanc, it is a different take, but a very tasty take.
  • The Liquid Light has a great deal of flavor and really good acidity, which is excellent combination.
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