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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
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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

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.