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Greyscale

Greyscale
2015 Cuvée Blanc, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24.00

Greyscale
2015 Cuvée Blanc, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Bright color. Aromas and flavors of cooked apple, lemon, alcohol, and white grape with a soft, puckering, dry medium body and a hot, unusual, medium-long finish. A boozy and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc; somewhat sherry-like.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cooked apple, lemon, alcohol, and white grape
Taste Flavor: cooked apple, lemon, alcohol, and white grape
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Branzino, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A boozy and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc; somewhat sherry-like.
The Producer

Greyscale Wines

The Producer
PO Box 213
Orinda, CA 94563
USA
1 925-255-5187
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.