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Grgich Hills

Grgich Hills
2014 Fume Blanc Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
Organically Grown Grapes
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$31

Grgich Hills
2014 Fume Blanc Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
Light yellow straw color. Baked aromas and flavors of breakfast cereal, toasted lemon poppyseed muffin, and coconut frosting with a lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium finish with elements of salt. A rich Sauvignon Blanc with a hint of salinity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: breakfast cereal, toasted lemon poppyseed muffin, and coconut frosting
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of salt
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Casserole, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich Sauvignon Blanc with a hint of salinity.

The Producer

Grgich Hills Estate

The Producer
P.O Box 450
Rutherford, CA 94573
USA
1 707-963-2784

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.