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Sileni 2013 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
     

Sileni
2013 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted: 3/24/2014
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
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89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99
Best Buy
Silver straw color. Aromas of honeyed yellow pepper, grilled mango, and ruby grapefruit with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a zesty lemon and guava accented finish A very nice range of flavors.
Tasting Info
WINE Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: honeyed yellow pepper, grilled mango, and ruby grapefruit
Taste Flavor: zesty lemon 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: Highly Recommended
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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