A crisp, balanced Sauvignon Blanc without an aggressive kick in the…
Name: Palatine Hills Estate Winery 2014 Neufeld Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: Palatine Hills Estate Winery
Region/Country: Niagara Lakeshore VQA
Grape Varietal(s): Sauvignon Blanc
Consumed: At home with a creamy risotto dish
Recommended By: Jeff Innes, Winemaker at Palatine Hills
Cost: Unknown, but the 2013 retailed for $18.00
Bottle Presentation: Clean, simple label
Appearance: Clear, pale lemon
Nose: Medium, with asparagus, peppermint, lavender, honey, and eucalyptus notes
Taste: Dry, with a light body and medium-high acidity. On the palate, we had white grapefruit, lemon or lime rind, asparagus, mint, and minerality.
Finish: A medium-long finish, with mineral notes, possibly wet slate
Overall Impression: A very good example of Sauvignon Blanc. We particularly liked this wine’s balance, as well as the fact it didn’t come with an aggressive finish at the end (although we know some people who seek this out in Sauvignon Blanc wines). The acidity and green notes helped cut the heaviness of our meal, so it should pair well with a multitude of rich foods. For more information about Palatine Hills and an interview with Winemaker, Jeff Innes, check out our Palatine Hills Winery Profile.
Rating (from 70 to 100): 89/100