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J. Cage Cellars

J. Cage Cellars
2018 Tzabaco Rancho Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

J. Cage Cellars
2018 Tzabaco Rancho Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Golden straw color. Aromas of lemon-butter sauce, tarragon, and dried ginger with a round, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, interesting, medium-length white tea with cream finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A round and food-friendly sauvignon blanc to pair with chicken and fish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon-butter sauce, tarragon, and dried ginger
Taste Flavor: white tea with cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Vesuvio, Poached Salmon with Lemon Butter , Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round and food-friendly sauvignon blanc to pair with chicken and fish.

The Producer

J.Cage Cellars

The Producer
6705 Sonoma Hwy
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
USA
1 707-318-6323

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.