2010 Quail Series Sauvignon Blanc

Quail Series Sauvignon Blanc

Background

Since the release of the 1982 vintage, Covey Run has crafted high quality, price worthy wines from Washington's Columbia River Valley, wines that have been embraced by consumers and journalists alike.

Led by winemaker Kate Michaud, Covey Run's portfolio includes delicious wines for every occasion, from stylish entertaining, to casual gatherings and picnics with family and friends.

Harvest & Winemaking

Washington's 2010 vintage was quite atypical. It was challenging for both grape growers and winemakers. The cool weather in March and April delayed bud break one week later than normal. The summer months never received the blazing hot weather that is typical in Eastern Washington growing regions, so the grapes were slow to ripen. The exceptionally cool spring and summer, followed by an early fall and frost actually favored the development of our fruit for a low alcohol, spectacular, bright white wine.

Wine Description

Pale golden straw in color with aromas of lime bars. On the palate, lemon bars backed by a touch of minerality are highlighted by bright acid and a very clean, finish.

Food Pairing Suggestions

The Covey Run 2010 Quail Series Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with shellfish such as fresh oysters on the half shell or steamed and lightly herbed clams. Also try with brined, slow-roasted, on the bone pork shanks served with roasted vegetables, rice pilaf, or asparagus spears.

$9.00 Per Bottle

2010 Quail Series Sauvignon Blanc Technical Data
Winemaker: Kate Michaud
Appellation: 100% Columbia Valley
Varietal: 89% Sauvignon Blanc, 8.5% Chenin Blanc,2.2% Muscat 1.4% Semillon
Vineyard Source: 89% Art Denhoed, Phil Church 12.1%
Harvest Date: 2nd and 3rd weeks of Oct 2010
Bottling Date: July 2010
Release Date: October 2011
Alcohol: 13.5%
T.A.: 7.5 g/L
pH:  2.94
Residual Sugar: 5 g/l
Cases Produced: 3,240

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