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Duck Hunter

Duck Hunter
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.7% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99

Duck Hunter
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.7% RS: <1%
Pale straw color. Citrusy aromas of white grapefruit, lime, and white strawberry with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length lychee, tangerine, and yellow tomato salad finish with no oak flavor. A juicy, spot-on Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc; classic.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: white grapefruit, lime, and white strawberry
Taste Flavor: lychee, tangerine, and yellow tomato salad
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Smoked Oysters, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, spot-on Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc; classic.

The Importer

Stratus Wine & Spirits, LLCS

The Importer
4441 S Downey Road
Vernon, CA 90058
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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.