2010 Mercer Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, WashingtonWhen I moved here nine years ago, the few SB's I ran into were soft and blowsy with too much residual sugar all the time and too much oak some of the time. Finally, this Mercer is Sauvignon Blanc as it should be: crisp and precise with superb minerality and grassy notes on white melon, green bean and gooseberries. No citrus, no candy and no oak, both clean and refreshing yet with some midpalate weight. It's the type of Sauvignon Blanc they told me couldn't be made here. My how times have changed. $12 locally; this is going to be my new house SB.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov