This post is one that is long overdue. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you have noticed me posting about a Palatine Hills’ Sauvignon Blanc wine a few times over the course of the summer.
Palatine Hills is a winery located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. They have been in the winemaking business for over 40 years, and it is actually one of the area’s oldest vineyards. (Fun-fact: the winery is located on what was once one a battlefield from the War of 1812 and lots of artifacts have been discovered on its grounds!)
The wine I tried was the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, and I loved this wine.
Before I get into the wine itself, I wanted to mention the packaging. The designer in me also really loved the wine label. Not only is it pretty with the metallic geographic shapes, but there’s also a meaning behind it.
The depth and taste structure in wine is unique to the topography of the winery’s land, and the graphic on the labels pay tribute to this. How cool is that?
It’s perfect wine for a sunny, Saturday afternoon, or a cool fall night. It’s described as a touch off-dry wine with grapefruit, apple and sweetgrass, that leads to a herbaceous finish and pairs well with sushi or grilled seafood.
What I love most about this wine is that it was a total crowd pleaser!
I served it at a family luncheon, and let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard to find one bottle of wine that everyone is happy with. It’s actually a rare occurrence among my family! It’s probably the same with some people who love really dry wine in our family, and others that prefer something on the sweeter side. We all agreed that this particular wine was the perfect balance – not too dry, and not too sweet.
The only complaint was that I didn’t have a second bottle!
I personally found this wine to be really refreshing, and am looking forward to trying more wines from Palatine Hills. Heck, I might even have to plan a little trip and visit it myself.
At $20.15 a bottle, it’s an affordable wine without skimping on quality. If you want to try it out for yourself, it can be found at the following LCBO’s in the GTA:
Store #115: 115 King Street South
Store #149: Royal York
Store #164: Leaside
Store #187: Bayfield North