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Noble Vines

Noble Vines
2016 242, Sauvignon Blanc, San Bernabe

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .45%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Noble Vines
2016 242, Sauvignon Blanc, San Bernabe

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .45%
Emerald straw color. Aromas of expresses grapefruit oil and wheat grass with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, interesting, breezy underripe apricot, almond egg custard, lemongrass, and galangal finish with silky, fine tannins and no oak flavor. A fresh and food-friendly sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: expresses grapefruit oil and wheat grass
Taste Flavor: underripe apricot, almond egg custard, lemongrass, and galangal
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Marinated Grilled Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh and food-friendly sauvignon blanc.

The Producer

DFV Wines

The Producer
455 Devlin Road, Suite 201
Napa, CA 94558
USA
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.