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Andis Wines

Andis Wines
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Amador County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pork

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: .3%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$19.99

Andis Wines
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Amador County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pork

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: .3%
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of standing water, pressed flowers, and lemon juice concentrate with a gritty, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, medium-length finish evoking nuances of crushed gravel, honeycomb, lime, and underripe pear with fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A mild Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: standing water, pressed flowers, and lemon juice concentrate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of crushed gravel, honeycomb, lime, and underripe pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Salad Sandwich, Pork Chops, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mild Sauvignon Blanc.

The Producer

Andis Wines

The Producer
11000 Shenandoah Rd
Plymouth, CA 95669
USA
1 209-245-6177

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.