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Casa Barranca

Casa Barranca
2016 Coquelicot Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Organically Grown Grapes
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

Casa Barranca
2016 Coquelicot Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Bright emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, peach, and vanilla bean with an bright, dry medium-to-full body and a delightful, medium-length finish displaying notes of fresh asparagus and lemon chiffon. A crowd-pleasing, vibrant sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: orange peel, grapefruit, peach, and vanilla bean
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fresh asparagus and lemon chiffon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Waldorf Salad, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crowd-pleasing, vibrant sauvignon blanc.

The Producer

Casa Barranca Wines

The Producer
208 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
USA
1 805-640-1334

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.