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Grande River Vineyards

Grande River Vineyards
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .005%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13.99

Grande River Vineyards
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .005%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of kiwi soufflé, circus peanuts, scallions, and durian with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, brisk roasted alliums and green papaya finish. A crushable Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: kiwi soufflé, circus peanuts, scallions, and durian
Taste Flavor: roasted alliums and green papaya
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Portabello Mushroom Burger, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crushable Sauvignon Blanc.

The Producer

Grande River Vineyards Winery

The Producer
PO Box 129
Palisade, CO 81526
USA
1 970-464-5867

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.