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Parker’s Estate

Parker’s Estate
2016 Tolleson High Corniche, Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .04%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$9.99

Parker’s Estate
2016 Tolleson High Corniche, Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .04%
Clear silvery straw color. Fruity, candied aromas and flavors of grapefruit rind, underripe kiwi and smarties candies with a lean, tangy, bone-dry light body and a smooth, terse finish evoking impressions of lemon flesh & pith, grapefruit peel, melon rind, dandelion, wormwood, and minerals. A palate cleansing Sauvignon Blanc that will disappear in no time with a good meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit rind, underripe kiwi and smarties candies
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of lemon flesh & pith, grapefruit peel, melon rind, dandelion, wormwood, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Fish Tacos, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A palate cleansing Sauvignon Blanc that will disappear in no time with a good meal.

The Importer

WX Brands

The Importer
500 Redwood Blvd, Ste 200
Novato, CA 94947
USA
1 415-382-6900

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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.