Best Northwest wines of 2015: 20-11

By on December 30, 2015

18. Jones of Washington 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $15

jones-of-washington-sauvignon-blanc-2014-bottleBest Buy! An argument can be made for referring to Victor Palencia as the top producer of Sauvignon Blanc in the Pacific Northwest. This wine, which he made on the Wahluke Slope for the Jones family from their Lozier Vineyard, earned best of show at the 2015 North Central Washington Wine Awards. Palencia’s own brand was voted as the best white wine at the 2015 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition and came within a whisker being selected the best white wine of this month’s third annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. And recently, this Sauv Blanc for the Joneses also was evaluated under blind condition by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel. There’s the classic nose of gooseberry, lemongrass, spearmint and faint hint of tomcat. Inside, its scintillating acidity provides delicious and remarkably long and bone-dry flavors of Granny Smith apple, gooseberry pie and clementine.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 713 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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