Cadaretta, Columbia Valley (Washington) “SBS” 2015

($23): Cadaretta has consistently excelled with their SBS bottling, using the initials of the grapes to name this wine.  A Bordeaux-like blend of Sauvignon Blanc (90%) and Semillon, it’s a balanced, harmonious wine.  The addition of Semillon adds a lanolin-like texture and depth without eviscerating the pleasant pungency of Sauvignon Blanc.  Crisp and long, it screams for summertime fare.
92 Michael Apstein May 23, 2017