Full Review

Cape May

Cape May
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: .2%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$19

Cape May
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: .2%
Medium emerald straw color. Fruity aromas of apple caramel muffin and circus peanuts with a lean, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a delightful, short baked green apples, cinnamon yogurt, toasted almond, and spiced celery finish with fine, fruit tannins. A refreshing patio pounder.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: apple caramel muffin and circus peanuts
Taste Flavor: baked green apples, cinnamon yogurt, toasted almond, and spiced celery
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing patio pounder.

The Producer

Cape May Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
711 Townbank Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204
USA
1 609-884-1169

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.