Palencia Wine Co., 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $18

By on November 6, 2013

palencia-wine-company-labelVictor Palencia, winemaker for the 2012 Washington Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest, grew up not far from the historic Otis Vineyard in Grandview that created this wine for his own Walla Walla-based winery. There are classic gooseberry, grassy and Granny Smith apple aromas, followed by a clean entry of green apple and Limeade. His use 500-liter Hungarian oak puncheons created a remarkable roundness on the midpalate, which led to a zingy and lingering finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 116 cases

Alcohol: 12.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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