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Carlson Creek Vineyard

Carlson Creek Vineyard
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23

Carlson Creek Vineyard
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
Silvery emerald straw color. Floral, fruity aromas of ripe peach, apricot skin, mango salsa, and candied ginger with an full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length grilled pineapple, necco wafer, and vanilla custard finish with fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A distinctive and fresh Sauvignon Blanc with delicate herbal inflection.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: ripe peach, apricot skin, mango salsa, and candied ginger
Taste Flavor: grilled pineapple, necco wafer, and vanilla custard
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Tofu Bánh Mì, Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive and fresh Sauvignon Blanc with delicate herbal inflection.

The Producer

Carlson Creek Vineyards

The Producer
115 Railview Ave
Willcox, AZ 85643
USA
1 520-766-3000

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.