Full Review

Sunstone

Sunstone
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$35

Sunstone
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Straw green color. Aromas of gooseberry, lime sorbet, coriander seeds, and purple asparagus with a satiny, lively, dry light body and an engaging, breezy marinated grape leaves finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A zesty Sauvignon Blanc refresher.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry, lime sorbet, coriander seeds, and purple asparagus
Taste Flavor: marinated grape leaves
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Paella, Chicken Teriyaki, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty Sauvignon Blanc refresher.

The Producer

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

The Producer
125 N Refugio Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
USA
1 805-688-9463

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.