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Basalt Cellars

Basalt Cellars
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Lewis-Clark Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26

Basalt Cellars
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Lewis-Clark Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of soufflé, tobacco leaf, butter, and lime curd with a round, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A creamy and mild sauvignon blanc to pair with butter-poached scallops.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: soufflé, tobacco leaf, butter, and lime curd
Taste Flavor: soufflé, tobacco leaf, butter, and lime curd
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy and mild sauvignon blanc to pair with butter-poached scallops.

The Producer

Basalt Cellars

The Producer
906 Port Dr
Clarkston, WA 99403
USA
1 509-758-6442

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.