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Flint & Steel

Flint & Steel
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

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

Flint & Steel
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Straw green color. Creamy aromas and flavors of lemon zest, fresh cream, wheat crackers, and banana with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish with accents of key lime pie, wheat grass, and sweet apple with no oak flavor. A mild-tempered sauvignon blanc with a silky sensibility.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon zest, fresh cream, wheat crackers, and banana
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of key lime pie, wheat grass, and sweet apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Pot Pie, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mild-tempered sauvignon blanc with a silky sensibility.

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.