Full Review

Akash Winery

Akash Winery
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$33

Akash Winery
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Yellow color. Fruity aromas and flavors of banana custard, peach butter, and ripe golden kiwi with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing nuances of grapefruit pith with no oak flavor. Soft fruit and tropical flare make this a highly drinkable Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Non-Oaky, Oaky & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: banana custard, peach butter, and ripe golden kiwi
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of grapefruit pith
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Soft fruit and tropical flare make this a highly drinkable Sauvignon Blanc.

The Producer

Akash Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
39730 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-888-1393

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.