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Stable Hill

Stable Hill
2016 The Unicorn, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: .34%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$16.99

Stable Hill
2016 The Unicorn, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: .34%
Bright straw green color. Grassy, citrusy aromas of dusty grapefruit, gooseberry, and wheatgrass with a tart, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length lemon spritzed and pickled melon and lime finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice savory, quenching sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dusty grapefruit, gooseberry, and wheatgrass
Taste Flavor: lemon spritzed and pickled melon and lime
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Fresh Trout With Brown Butter, Mushroom Quiche, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice savory, quenching sauvignon blanc.

The Producer or Importer

USA Wine West, LLC

The Producer or  Importer
3030 Bridgeway, Suite 127
Sausalito, CA 94965
USA
1 415-331-4906

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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.