The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Independence Day

Hi103° Hot

Tonight

Lo75° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi98° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo72° Clear

Monday

Hi99° Hot

Monday Night

Lo72° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi100° Hot

Tuesday Night

Lo75° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi99° Hot

Wednesday Night

Lo73° Mostly Clear

Value whites to enjoy into autumn

Send to Kindle
Print This

Last week, we reviewed several Pacific Northwest red wines priced at $15 or less. This week, we take a look at whites.

With few exceptions, white wines tend to cost less for several reasons. White wine grapes such as Riesling and Chardonnay can be grown in higher quantities. For example, in Washington an acre of Riesling can produce perhaps 6 tons of grapes, while an acre of Cabernet Sauvignon might only produce 2 to 4 tons. Some white wine grapes such as Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc are aged for short periods of time in stainless steel tanks that can be used over and over rather than expensive oak barrels that might be used for four years at a time.

View my options or Sign in