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Flint & Steel

Flint & Steel
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .22%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99
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Flint & Steel
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .22%
Pale straw green color. Aromas of ripe juicy pear, walnut-nougat confection, and bell pepper relish with a silky, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length bruleed key lime, maple tossed meyer lemon supremes, vanilla creme, and yellow peach finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A vibrant, fruity Sauvignon Blanc with great structure and wide appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe juicy pear, walnut-nougat confection, and bell pepper relish
Taste Flavor: bruleed key lime, maple tossed meyer lemon supremes, vanilla creme, and yellow peach
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tacos, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, fruity Sauvignon Blanc with great structure and wide appeal.

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.