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Flint & Steel

Flint & Steel
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99

Flint & Steel
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Silvery emerald straw color. Attractive aromas of white grapefruit marmalade, aloe vera, and fresh mango with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, breezy dried tropical fruits and walnut creme finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A tropical and restrained sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: white grapefruit marmalade, aloe vera, and fresh mango
Taste Flavor: dried tropical fruits and walnut creme
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish with Lemon and Herbs, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tropical and restrained sauvignon blanc.

The Producer

Purple Wine Company

The Producer
PO Box 390
Graton, CA 95444
USA
1 707-938-9229

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.