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Highway 12

Highway 12
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Highway 12
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
Bright color. Aromas of lime, lemon rind, white grapefruit, and wood chips with an crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a stimulating, easy , and ginger liqueur finish with moderate oak flavor. A full-bodied, oaky Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: lime, lemon rind, white grapefruit, and wood chips
Taste Flavor: , and ginger liqueur
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied, oaky Sauvignon Blanc.

The Producer

Highway 12 Winery

The Producer
21481 8th St. E., #3
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-939-1012

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.