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Storyteller

Storyteller
2016 About Last Night, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .02%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Storyteller
2016 About Last Night, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .02%
Straw green color. Aromas of passionfruit butter, hint of pineapple, and cilantro stem with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a sleek, breezy white grapefruit pith and apple compote finish. A reserved sauvignon blanc for easy weeknight pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & New World
Aroma Aroma: passionfruit butter, hint of pineapple, and cilantro stem
Taste Flavor: white grapefruit pith and apple compote
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A reserved sauvignon blanc for easy weeknight pairings.

The Importer

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Novato, CA 94947
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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.