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Cedar Mountain

Cedar Mountain
2016 Ghielmetti Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: .025%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18

Cedar Mountain
2016 Ghielmetti Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: .025%
Pale white gold color. Aromas and flavors of ripe banana custard and fruit salad with a soft, dryish light body and a swift finish that exhibits nuances of yellow grapefruit and hint of wheat grass and straw with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A Sauvignon Blanc quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: ripe banana custard and fruit salad
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of yellow grapefruit and hint of wheat grass and straw
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Caesar Salad, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Sauvignon Blanc quaffer.

The Producer

Cedar Mountain Winery

The Producer
10843 Reuss Rd
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
1 925-373-6636

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.