Full Review

Sidewood

Sidewood
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: .39%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
Best Buy

Sidewood
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: .39%
Pale clear silvery emerald straw color. Interesting, savory, fruity aromas and flavors of tropical fruit basket, grilled grapefruit and plantain, and pickled root vegetables with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, nuanced, long lime herb relish, wheat grass, and minerals finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A wonderfully layered and expressive tropical sauvignon blanc with great style and balance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: tropical fruit basket, grilled grapefruit and plantain, and pickled root vegetables
Taste Flavor: lime herb relish, wheat grass, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Shrimp With Yellow And Red Peppers, Poached Salmon with Lemon Butter , Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully layered and expressive tropical sauvignon blanc with great style and balance.

The Producer

Sidewood Estate

The Producer
PO Box 828
Oakbank, 5243
Australia
61 -(08) 8389 9234

Their Portfolio

86 Sidewood 2016 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.43.
89 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $15.85.
91 Sidewood 2015 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Sidewood 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Sidewood 2013 Isabella Sparkling Rosé , Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $27.00.
84 Sidewood 2014 Chloe Cuvée Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $27.00.
86 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2016 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $21.00.
87 Sidewood NV Apple Cider 5.0% (Australia)
89 Sidewood NV Pear Cider, Adelaide Hills 5.0% (Australia)
94 Sidewood 2015 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $42.50.
92 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Sidewood 2016 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $19.50.
90 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood 2016 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $19.50.
84 Stable Hill 2016 Palomino, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $17.43.
87 Stable Hill 2016 The Unicorn, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $17.43.
91 Stable Hill 2016 The Little Villager, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.43.
90 Stable Hill 2015 Mustang, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.6% (Australia) $17.43.
87 Stable Hill 2016 The Masked Knight, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $17.43.
84 Stable Hill 2016 Cremello, Chardonnay, South Australia 12% (Australia) $16.50.

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.