Full Review

Estancia

Estancia
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .02%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.99

Estancia
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .02%
Straw color. Aromas of vanilla cupcake, grapefruit jellies, gooseberry, wilted peony, and egg whites with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a tingling, brisk lime pith and crushed quartz finish with no oak flavor. A table-friendly Sauvignon Blanc with big minerality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: vanilla cupcake, grapefruit jellies, gooseberry, wilted peony, and egg whites
Taste Flavor: lime pith and crushed quartz
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Calamari, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A table-friendly Sauvignon Blanc with big minerality.

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.