Vino la Monarcha Winery 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $18

By on September 11, 2018

Entrust winemaker Victor Palencia with grapes from the Ancient Lakes and it seems certain to be a winner. Here, he wrings out aromatics that include perfumy grapefruit and guava, which then lead into flavors of live, guava and even a bit of papaya. All that fruit hangs on for a long finish of crisp acidity that calls for another sip. This wine earned a gold medal at both the 2018 Cascadia and the 2018 Washington State Wine Competition judgings.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 450 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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