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Bellacana Vineyards

Bellacana Vineyards
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Bellacana Vineyards
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
Yellow color. Aromas of struck match, rice cakes, dill, pear compote, and Buddha’s hand with a bright, fruity medium body and a medium-long cream and crisp veggies finish. A dry, food-friendly Sauvignon Blanc that will benefit from aeration.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: struck match, rice cakes, dill, pear compote, and Buddha's hand
Taste Flavor: cream and crisp veggies
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, food-friendly Sauvignon Blanc that will benefit from aeration.

The Producer

Bellacana Vineyards

The Producer
PO Box 607
Geyserville, CA 95441
USA
1 707-814-4134

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.