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JAX

JAX
2015 Y3, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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JAX
2015 Y3, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Complex aromas and flavors of honeysuckle and lychee, peach-tangerine marmalade, pickled melon rind, and yellow pepper with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits shades of green apple and pink grapefruit with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A fresh, layered, sauvignon with great flavors and balance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle and lychee, peach-tangerine marmalade, pickled melon rind, and yellow pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of green apple and pink grapefruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Fresh Trout With Brown Butter, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, layered, sauvignon with great flavors and balance.

The Producer

Jax Vineyards

The Producer
334 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA
1 415-341-5225

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.