Full Review

Lake Sonoma

Lake Sonoma
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .15%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

Lake Sonoma
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .15%
Straw color. Green aromas and flavors of citrus supremes, gooseberry, fresh green beans, and stuck match with a satiny, dry medium body and a peppery, compelling, medium-length finish with impressions of green peppercorn with no oak flavor. A savory sauvignon blanc with bright acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: citrus supremes, gooseberry, fresh green beans, and stuck match
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of green peppercorn
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory sauvignon blanc with bright acidity.

The Producer

West Coast Wine Partners

The Producer
777 Madrone Rd.
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
USA
1 707-939-4518

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.