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Estancia

Estancia
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .26%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Estancia
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .26%
Pale straw color. Citrusy aromas of lemon custard cake, spiced lime, and wheatgrass with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, compelling, breezy nuts finish with chewy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A zesty, stimulating sauvignon blanc with good varietal character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lemon custard cake, spiced lime, and wheatgrass
Taste Flavor: nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Hearts of Palm Salad, Chicken Gyros, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty, stimulating sauvignon blanc with good varietal character.

The Producer

Estancia Winery

The Producer
1255 Battery St. Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-608-5950

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.