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Cannonball

Cannonball
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15.99

Cannonball
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Straw green color. Aromas of grilled pineapple, green plantain, green apple pastry, and banana leaf with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, breezy papaya and sports drink finish. A lean and green sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: grilled pineapple, green plantain, green apple pastry, and banana leaf
Taste Flavor: papaya and sports drink
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lean and green sauvignon blanc.

The Producer

Share a Splash Wine Co.

The Producer
611 Menlo Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA
1 408-4272793

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.