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Bellacana Vineyards

Bellacana Vineyards
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.6% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Bellacana Vineyards
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.6% RS: <1%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of grapefruit sorbet and limestone with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a seamless, breezy lemon spritz, fresh herbs, and hint of banana finish with no oak flavor. A delicate sauvignon Blanc best for light fish pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit sorbet and limestone
Taste Flavor: lemon spritz, fresh herbs, and hint of banana
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Fish, Raw Oysters, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicate sauvignon Blanc best for light fish pairings.

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.