Full Review

Cool Woods

Cool Woods
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
Best Buy

Cool Woods
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of passionfruit, gooseberry, and basil with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, breezy guava and pineapple finish. A dry and fruity Sauvignon Blanc with bright, refreshing acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: passionfruit, gooseberry, and basil
Taste Flavor: guava and pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and fruity Sauvignon Blanc with bright, refreshing acidity.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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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.