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Brassfield Estate

Brassfield Estate
2015 High Serenity Ranch, Sauvignon Blanc, High Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Brassfield Estate
2015 High Serenity Ranch, Sauvignon Blanc, High Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of grilled lemons and green apples and doused match with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a swift finish with notes of tart peach skin, gooseberry, and grass with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice dry, tart Sauvignon Blanc for seafood.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Savory
Aroma Aroma: grilled lemons and green apples and doused match
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of tart peach skin, gooseberry, and grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice dry, tart Sauvignon Blanc for seafood.

The Producer

Brassfield Estate

The Producer
1901 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 1700
Campbell, CA 95008
USA
1 707-998-1895

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.