Full Review

Kiara

Kiara
2015 Private Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .02%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
Best Buy

Kiara
2015 Private Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .02%
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, citrusy, earthy aromas and flavors of spiced apples and pears, melon balls, and vanilla milk with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length finish with elements of grapefruit gelato. A sleek, creamy sauvignon blanc that will appeal to fans and non-fans of the often frisky varietal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth & fruity
Aroma Aroma: spiced apples and pears, melon balls, and vanilla milk
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of grapefruit gelato
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Linguini with White Clam Sauce, Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sleek, creamy sauvignon blanc that will appeal to fans and non-fans of the often frisky varietal.

The Producer

Le Vigne Winery

The Producer
5115 Buena Vista Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-227-4000

Their Portfolio

90 Kiara 2014 Private Reserve, Merlot, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $16.00.
90 Kiara 2015 Private Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $16.00.
92 Kiara 2015 Private Reserve, Sangiovese, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $16.00.
91 Kiara 2016 Private Reserve, Viognier, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $16.00.
90 Kiara Bella NV White Wine, Paso Robles 14.3% (USA) $13.00.
90 Kiara Bella NV Red Wine, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $13.00.
87 Kiara Bella 2016 Rose, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
84 Kiara Bella 2016 Moscato, California 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
91 Le Vigne 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $17.00.
94 Le Vigne 2013 Di Domenico, Sangiovese, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $31.00.
90 Le Vigne 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $21.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 Merlot, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $19.00.
89 Le Vigne 2015 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $18.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 di Ranchita Vista, Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles 14.1% (USA) $39.00.
86 Le Vigne 2014 di Ranchita Vista, Petite Sirah, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $41.00.
92 Le Vigne 2014 Cuore della Vigna, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $42.00.
89 Le Vigne 2014 Nikiara, Paso Robles 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
94 Le Vigne 2014 Ame de la Vigne, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $43.00.
87 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $38.00.
93 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Grenache, Paso Robles 15.3% (USA) $36.00.
95 Le Vigne 2014 di Domenico, Malbec, Paso Robles 14.3% (USA) $37.00.
94 Le Vigne 2016 Il Fiore, Viognier, Paso Robles 14.9% (USA) $23.00.
85 Le Vigne 2016 Rose, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $18.00.
84 Le Vigne 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.8% (USA) $18.00.
88 Le Vigne 2015 di Acquarello, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.1% (USA) $39.00.
92 Le Vigne 2017 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
87 Le Vigne 2017 Rosé, Paso Robles 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
90 Le Vigne 2015 Cuore della Vigna, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $42.00.
82 Le Vigne 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.6% (USA) $18.00.
86 Le Vigne 2015 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles 15.1% (USA) $25.00.
88 Le Vigne 2017 Il Fiore, Viognier, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $23.00.
88 Le Vigne 2015 Ame de la Vigne, Paso Robles 14.7% (USA) $43.00.

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.