Full Review

Le Vigne

Le Vigne
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Le Vigne
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of pear candies, peaches and cream, and key lime pie with a soft, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of hay, fried plantain, ripe peaches, and vanilla with fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A ripe, insistent new world Sauvignon Blanc that packs a creamy, fruity wallop.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: pear candies, peaches and cream, and key lime pie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of hay, fried plantain, ripe peaches, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Spatzel, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A ripe, insistent new world Sauvignon Blanc that packs a creamy, fruity wallop.

The Producer

Le Vigne Winery

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

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.