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Value whites to enjoy into autumn

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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.

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