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PONO

PONO
2015 "Hoku" White Wine, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45.00

PONO
2015 "Hoku" White Wine, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
Straw green color. Toasty, tropical aromas and flavors of grapefruit and fig marmalade on toasted brioche, roasted peppers and shallots, and white chocolate toffee with a silky, bright, medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long yellow apple, honeyed kiwi and melon, and nectarine finish with a suggestion of oak. A supple, nuanced sauvignon with bright ripe fruit and great length.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit and fig marmalade on toasted brioche, roasted peppers and shallots, and white chocolate toffee
Taste Flavor: yellow apple, honeyed kiwi and melon, and nectarine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Summer Melon Soup, Shrimp Cocktail , Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple, nuanced sauvignon with bright ripe fruit and great length.
The Producer

Pono Wines

The Producer
PO Box 375
Roseville, CA 95661
USA
1 786-759-1247
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.