Palencia Wine Co. 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $18

By on June 7, 2014

palencia-wine-cellars-sauvignon-blanc-2013-labelVictor Palencia’s work with these white grapes off the Frenchman Hills includes both stainless steel and Hungarian oak creates aromas of lemon, starfruit, passionfruit, lemongrass and fresh-cut celery. The drink brings a crisp entry of lemon and slate with some grassiness, lime and quinine on the midplate before a tropical finish that reveals a hint of residual sugar (0.8%). Suggested pairings include seafood and field greens. Those who can’t make it to his winery at the Walla Walla incubator complex may find this in the Tri-Cities at Mid-Columbia Wine and Spirits in Kennewick and Richland as well as the Yoke’s Fresh Markets in Kennewick and Richland.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 69 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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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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