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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 finish that exhibits notes of pecan sandies and banana, grapefruit jellies, overripe pineapple and mint, and graphite with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. 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: Same as aromas with notes of 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.