Wine Review – Palatine Hills Estate Winery 2014 Neufeld Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Palatine Hills 2014 Neufeld Vineyard Sauvignon BlancA crisp, balanced Sauvignon Blanc without an aggressive kick in the…

Name: Palatine Hills Estate Winery 2014 Neufeld Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2014

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

Value: 3.5/5

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