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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Yountville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$28

AvinoDos
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Yountville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
Bright emerald straw color. Floral aromas of sweet almond oil soap, vanilla sandalwood, key lime pie, breadfruit, and whipped linden honey with a round, bright, off-dry medium body and a medium-length vanilla nougat and sweet yogurt finish with soft tannins. An atypical sauvignon blanc that is super creamy and plush with just a hint of sweetness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: sweet almond oil soap, vanilla sandalwood, key lime pie, breadfruit, and whipped linden honey
Taste Flavor: vanilla nougat and sweet yogurt
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An atypical sauvignon blanc that is super creamy and plush with just a hint of sweetness.

The Producer

AvinoDos Wines

The Producer
902 Enterprise Way, Ste P
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 847-987-8120

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.