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Brassfield Estate

Brassfield Estate
2016 Serenity Ranch, Sauvignon Blanc, High Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17
'2017 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'

Brassfield Estate
2016 Serenity Ranch, Sauvignon Blanc, High Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
Bright emerald straw color. Aromas of pink grapefruit, pineapple, pear, and lime with a crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a charming, medium-length , limeade, and white grape finish. A pleasant, well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: pink grapefruit, pineapple, pear, and lime
Taste Flavor: , limeade, and white grape
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Empanadas, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant, well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc.

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.