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Sunshine Bay

Sunshine Bay
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$6.99
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Sunshine Bay
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Emerald straw color. Green aromas and flavors of gooseberry, granny smith apple, smoked peppers, and cilantro with a round, bright, dry light body and a polished, medium-length finish with notes of underripe apricot with no oak flavor. A crisp Sauvignon Blanc with lots of varietal character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry, granny smith apple, smoked peppers, and cilantro
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of underripe apricot
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp Sauvignon Blanc with lots of varietal character.

The Importer

G.K. Skaggs

The Importer
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Irvine, CA 92618
USA
1 949-752-1500

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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.