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Bonterra

Bonterra
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14

Bonterra
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime custard, white peach, and white flowers with a crisp, dryish light body and a sleek, breezy finish with elements of candied lemon peel, straw, and apple with no oak flavor. A friendly Sauvignon Blanc that drinks effortlessly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: lime custard, white peach, and white flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of candied lemon peel, straw, and apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A friendly Sauvignon Blanc that drinks effortlessly.

The Producer

Fetzer Vineyards

The Producer
12901 Old River Road
Hopland, CA 95449
USA
1 707-744-1250

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.