Desert wind fume blanc 2011 bottle
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2011 Fumé Blanc

$15

By: Desert Wind Winery

In: Columbia Valley, WA

750mL / 14.5% ABV

Buy this wine if you want something very different than what you're used to - tons of oak, yet still light bodied with a crisp finish. Drink with s'mores.

Experience

This is a rarity - a rather oaky Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is barrel-fermented, giving it an underlying layer of oak and butter, but still retains Sauvignon Blanc's trademark acidity and fruit. A good one to try if you're a lover of oaky Napa Chard and looking to branch out!

Winery

Desert Wind's beautiful winery is perched on a bluff overlooking the Yakima River. Their two estate vineyards lie at the foot of the Saddle Mountains in Eastern Washington's Columbia Valley region known for its fierce summer conditions. Desert Wind's wines are handcrafted using small lots of fruit and extended barrel aging to create unique flavors. These wines are some of best values we've come across.

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