The Buoy White
Engagingly fruity, yet crisp and mouthwatering, our unique blend of Sémillon and Chenin blanc has notes of ripe apricot, white peach, and mandarin zest.
56% Chenin blanc
Chenin blanc – Willard Vineyard, Yakima Valley AVA, WA
Semillon – Judkins Vineyard, Columbia Valley AVA, WA
WINEMAKER NOTES: In what is being viewed as a cooler, more challenging year in Washington state, we saw excellent ripening across all varieties for the vineyards we partnered with. For the 2019 vintage of Buoy White, we looked to continue the tradition of our successful pilot blend. Combining crisp, floral Chenin blanc and fruity, full-bodied Sémillon, the resulting blend is unconventionally juicy yet refreshingly delicate. Although this wine is technically dry, there is a whisper of residual sugar to soften the edges.
- Double Platinum – 2021 Great Northwest Platinum Awards
- Double Gold – 2021 Cascadia Wine Competition
- Double Gold – 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational
- Gold – 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- Prosciutto-wrapped melon
- Bacon-wrapped Scallops
- Oysters on the half shell
A year ago, Maine winemaker Aaron Peet reached into Washington state vineyards to produce a Platinum for his Chenin Blanc program. This fall, he parlayed a Chenin Blanc/Sèmillon (44%) from Yakima Valley fruit into a Double Platinum. It’s filled with tropical and stone fruit, bright and balanced with a crisp finish that’s wowed judging panels from January through October.
Suggested pairings include prosciutto-wrapped melon, bacon-wrapped scallops and oysters on the half shell.
Awards: San Francisco Chronicle (Gold), Cascadia International (Best of Class, Double Gold)
Rating: Double Platinum, 97 points