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Esser Vineyards

Esser Vineyards
2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Esser Vineyards
2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bright golden straw color. Yeasty, baked aromas and flavors of peach pastry dough, lemon butter, and brazil nuts with a satiny, soft, fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, carefree caramelized peach and grapefruit, bibb lettuce, and kiwi finish with silky, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A very smooth and rounded sauvignon in the fume style.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: peach pastry dough, lemon butter, and brazil nuts
Taste Flavor: caramelized peach and grapefruit, bibb lettuce, and kiwi
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Fajitas, Grilled Swordfish With Mango Salsa, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very smooth and rounded sauvignon in the fume style.
The Producer

Appellation Ventures, LLC

The Producer
PO Box 278780
Sacramento, CA 95827
USA
1 916-594-7199
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.
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