Full Review

Elk Run

Elk Run
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$16.50

Elk Run
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Pale straw color. Funky aromas of shrimp and taffy with a lean, shrill, dry light body and a brisk finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A wine for cheese.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: shrimp and taffy
Taste Flavor: brisk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Havarti, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wine for cheese.

The Producer

Elk Run Vineyards

The Producer
15113 Liberty Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771
USA
1 410-775-2513

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.