A small boutique winery in Walla Walla, Washington, Ash Hollow produces some really nice wines and I am especially fond of their white wines. Somanna is a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Pinot Gris. The white wine grapes are sourced from outstanding vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The Pinot Gris is from the Minnick Farms and Upland Vineyards, and the Sauvignon Blanc is from the Airport Ranch and Evergreen Vineyards. The Somanna was vinified solely in stainless steel.
Pear and apple predominate on the nose with a bit of grass. On the palate, loads of key lime with honeydew and apple, wet stone and mineral components. Good acidity and a clean, persistent finish. Though they label the Somanna their premier white wine, I can give this the same raves as their Gewurtztraminer, but this is another wine worth seeking out.
There were 375 cases of the 06 produced. The 07 releases in May. This wine is priced around $18-20 a bottle. I would really like this wine, just not with the same enthusiasm as their Gewurtztraminer. I expect we will be seeing and hearing (and hopefully tasting) more from Ash Hollow.