Full Review

Hagafen

Hagafen
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Hagafen
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, toasty, tropical buttery aromas and flavors of coconut buttercream and lemon scone with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long honey roasted yellow pepper, spiced apple, grapefruit, and key lime pie finish. A deliciously tropical fume style sauvignon blanc that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity & juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: coconut buttercream and lemon scone
Taste Flavor: honey roasted yellow pepper, spiced apple, grapefruit, and key lime pie
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Swordfish With Mango Salsa, Jambalaya, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A deliciously tropical fume style sauvignon blanc that is sure to please.

The Producer

Hagafen Cellars

The Producer
4160 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-252-0781

Their Portfolio

86 Don Ernesto 2015 "Beret", Rose, Napa Valley 12% (USA) $24.00.
94 Hagafen 2014 Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $.00.
93 Hagafen 2014 "Don Ernesto Collage", Lodi 14.4% (USA) $24.00.
91 Hagafen 2012 Brut Rosé, Napa Valley 12% (USA) $48.00.
93 Hagafen 2014 Don Ernesto’s Collage, Lodi 14.4% (USA) $24.00.
90 Hagafen 2015 Estate Bottled, Riesling, Napa Valley 11% (USA) $24.00.
91 Hagafen 2015 Clearwater, Riesling, Lake County 11% (USA) $21.00.
93 Hagafen 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13% (USA) $27.00.
93 Hagafen 2014 Estate Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $48.00.
92 Hagafen 2015 Estate Bottled, Merlot, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $42.00.
86 Hagafen 2016 Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
92 Hagafen 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County-Sonoma County 12.5% (USA) $27.00.
94 Hagafen 2017 Wieruszowski Vineyard Estate Bottled Sweet, Riesling, Coombsville, Napa Valley 11% (USA) $24.00.
83 Hagafen 2015 Methode Champenoise Brut Rosé, Napa Valley 12.5% (USA) $48.00.
88 Hagafen 2016 Estate Bottled Wieruszowski Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $54.00.
91 Hagafen 2016 Estate Bottled, Merlot, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $42.00.
92 Prix 2012 Mélange Red Table Wine, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $75.00.
89 Prix 2014 Estate Bottled, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13% (USA) $40.00.
89 Prix 2015 Reserve, Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
88 Prix 2016 Reserve, Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
85 Prix 2016 Estate Bottled Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 12% (USA) $40.00.
93 Prix 2014 Reserve Estate Bottled, Syrah, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $65.00.
88 Prix 2015 Estate Bottled Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $80.00.

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.