Full Review

Highway 12

Highway 12
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
Best Buy

Highway 12
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of fresh cut grass, jasmine, cannabis, and musk with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length white grapefruit, tangerine, and spearmint finish with no oak flavor. A perfumed and gracious Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fresh cut grass, jasmine, cannabis, and musk
Taste Flavor: white grapefruit, tangerine, and spearmint
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beets and Leeks a la French Laundry, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A perfumed and gracious Sauvignon Blanc.

The Producer

Highway 12 Winery

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

Their Portfolio

86 Anthony/Koster 2016 Barrel Select, Chardonnay, California 13.9% (USA) $9.99.
88 Anthony/Koster 2014 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.9% (USA) $9.99.
88 Carneros Highway 2015 "Nueva", Chardonnay, Carneros 13.5% (USA) $19.50.
89 Carneros Highway 2015 "Nueva", Chardonnay, Carneros 13.5% (USA) $19.50.
86 Carneros Highway 2016 Nueva, Chardonnay, Los Carneros 13.5% (USA) $19.50.
92 Highway 12 2014 Serres Ranch Single Vineyard, Sonoma Valley 13.9% (USA) $28.00.
87 Highway 12 2015 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $19.50.
89 Highway 12 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $14.99.
93 Highway 12 2015 Sonoma Red Blend, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $18.99.
90 Highway 12 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.9% (USA) $18.99.
88 Highway 12 2015 Merlot, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $24.00.
84 Highway 12 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $15.50.
83 Highway 12 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $19.50.
88 Highway 12 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $14.99.
87 Highway 12 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
87 Highway 12 2018 Rosé, Pinot Noir, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $.00.
90 Highwayman 2013 Chardonnay, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $38.00.
93 Highwayman 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $38.00.
90 Highwayman 2013 "Trailblazer" Red Wine, Sonoma County 15.3% (USA) $42.00.
91 Highwayman 2013 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $42.00.
89 Highwayman 2013 Proprietary Red Reserve, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $48.00.
90 Highwayman 2014 Proprietary Red Reserve, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $48.00.
92 Highwayman 2014 Trailblazer Reserve, Zinfandel, Sonoma County 15.3% (USA) $42.00.
91 Highwayman 2014 Proprietary Red Blend Reserve, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $48.00.
84 Highwayman 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $55.00.
90 Highwayman 2016 Trailblazer Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $42.00.
89 Wine Roads 2014 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
90 Wine Roads 2014 Proprietary Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.

Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Glass White.jpg
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.