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MJA Vineyards

MJA Vineyards
2017 Serene Cellars Wipeout, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

MJA Vineyards
2017 Serene Cellars Wipeout, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: <1%
Emerald straw color. Fruity aromas of passion fruit, guava, sweet cheese Danish, and sugar-dusted orange with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long slate, honeysuckle, ripe pineapple, and kiwi finish. An outgoing, concentrated Sauvignon Blanc bursting with tropical flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & New World
Aroma Aroma: passion fruit, guava, sweet cheese Danish, and sugar-dusted orange
Taste Flavor: slate, honeysuckle, ripe pineapple, and kiwi
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An outgoing, concentrated Sauvignon Blanc bursting with tropical flavor.

The Producer

MJA Vineyards

The Producer
328 A Ingalls St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
USA
1 831-421-9380

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.