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Noble Vines 2012 242, Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey

Noble Vines
2012 242, Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted: 9/17/2013
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
Best Buy
Platinum straw color. Aromas of grapefruit and apple custard tart with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a round juicy kiwi and guava accented finish. Tasty.
Tasting Info
WINE Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit and apple custard tart
Taste Flavor: round juicy kiwi and guava
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Tasty.
The Producer

DFV Wines

The Producer
455 Devlin Road, Suite 201
Napa, CA 94558
1 707-265-1715
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.

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