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2Hawk

2Hawk
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
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2Hawk
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Light golden straw color. Inviting, elegant aromas and flavors of water lilly, pistachio, fresh basil, and banana yogurt with a supple, tangy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, involved, medium-long pecan sandies and banana, grapefruit jellies, overripe pineapple and mint, and graphite finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An enchanting sauvignon blanc with beautifully integrated flavors; one to write home about.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: water lilly, pistachio, fresh basil, and banana yogurt
Taste Flavor: pecan sandies and banana, grapefruit jellies, overripe pineapple and mint, and graphite
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Shawarma, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An enchanting sauvignon blanc with beautifully integrated flavors; one to write home about.

The Producer

2 Hawk Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
2335 N Phoenix Rd
Medford, OR 97504
USA
1 541-779-9463

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.