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Highway 12

Highway 12
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15.50

Highway 12
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of struck match, dill broth, apple compote, and grapefruit soufflé with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy citrus coulis and honeydew finish. A fuller bodied Sauvignon Blanc to stand up to richer dishes; aeration is a must.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: struck match, dill broth, apple compote, and grapefruit soufflé
Taste Flavor: citrus coulis and honeydew
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Shawarma, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fuller bodied Sauvignon Blanc to stand up to richer dishes; aeration is a must.

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.