Best Buy! Aromatic whites in the hands of Victor Palencia routinely return gold medals from judges and appreciation from savvy consumers. His effort for the Jones family is the product of Lauzier Vineyard, their decade-old planting in the Beezley Hills and one of the state’s loftier sites at nearly 1,800 feet elevation. Here’s perhaps the most quaffable example of the tasting, beginning with aromas of Italian lime soda and a panettone baked with bits of apricot and pineapple. That lime theme carries through to the palate, joined by Saturn peach, a bit of spritz acidity and a spoonful of honeydew melon.
Rating: Outstanding! — 92 points
Production: 1,400 cases