Palencia Wine Co. 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Royal Slope, $20

By on January 20, 2022

The Frenchman Hills in the recently established Royal Slope American Viticultural Area in the Columbia Basin continue to be a sweet spot for Victor Palencia’s Sauvignon Blanc program, and his deft deployment of 500-liter Hungarian oak puncheons have enabled him to win six career Platinums for Sauvignon Blanc across three brands. This is fresh and flirty as white peach and nectarine get a lift from a touch of spritzy acidity that leads into a finish of lemon drop. Award: Bellingham Northwest (gold).

Rating: Platinum, 92 points

Production: 251 cases

Alcohol: 12.8%

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