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Cedar Mountain

Cedar Mountain
2017 Ghielmetti Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Cedar Mountain
2017 Ghielmetti Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Silvery emerald straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of heirloom pear, pineapple gummies, custard with poached orchard fruits, and shortcake with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A light-on-its-feet Sauvignon Blanc with lots of fruity flare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: heirloom pear, pineapple gummies, custard with poached orchard fruits, and shortcake
Taste Flavor: heirloom pear, pineapple gummies, custard
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: West Coast Oysters, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light-on-its-feet Sauvignon Blanc with lots of fruity flare.

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.