Full Review

Esser Vineyards

Esser Vineyards
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .74%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.99

Esser Vineyards
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .74%
Bright color. Aromas of lemon rind, grass, green pepper, and curry with an sharp, dry light-to-medium body and a quirky, breezy , and rosemary finish. An herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory
Aroma Aroma: lemon rind, grass, green pepper, and curry
Taste Flavor: , and rosemary
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Spicy Stir-Fried Noodles, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc

The Producer

Appellation Ventures, LLC

The Producer
5570 Skylane Blvd, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
USA
1 916-912-9559

Their Portfolio

85 Crush 8 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
86 Crush 8 2017 Zinfandel, California 14% (USA) $9.99.
88 Esser Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13% (USA) $14.99.
90 Esser Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $15.99.
85 Esser Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
90 Esser Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $15.99.
80 Esser Vineyards 2014 Rose, Syrah, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
87 Esser Vineyards 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
85 Esser Vineyards 2013 Merlot, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
90 Esser Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $15.99.
93 Esser Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
83 Esser Vineyards 2014 Merlot, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
80 Esser Vineyards 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
90 Esser Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $17.99.
87 Esser Vineyards 2016 Merlot, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
86 Esser Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
87 Las Palmeras 2014 Red Blend, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
92 Las Palmeras 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
87 Las Palmeras 2014 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13% (USA) $14.99.
83 Las Palmeras 2014 Red Blend, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
82 Las Palmeras 2014 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13% (USA) $14.99.
89 Las Palmeras 2015 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $14.99.

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.