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Wakefield/Taylors

Wakefield/Taylors
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1.22%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
Best Buy

Wakefield/Taylors
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1.22%
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, grilled pepper, and pine needle with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long kiwi, honeyed lemon, melon, and herbs finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A nicely balanced, zesty sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit, grilled pepper, and pine needle
Taste Flavor: kiwi, honeyed lemon, melon, and herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Crab Cakes, Grilled Octopus, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely balanced, zesty sauvignon blanc.

The Producer

Taylors Wines

The Producer
89a Winery Road
Auburn, South Australia 2049
Australia
61 -2 8585 3518

Their Portfolio

93 Jaraman 2014 Wakefield, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $19.99.
91 Jaraman 2016 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Taylor Made 2016 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
93 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Taylor Made 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
86 Taylor Made 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
82 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Taylors 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
91 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
94 Taylors 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
91 Taylors 2016 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Padthaway, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Taylors 2016 Adelaide Hills, Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Taylors 2015 "Eighty Acres", Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $16.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Shiraz - Cabernet, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Taylors 2014 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $19.99.
91 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.99.
93 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $32.00.
84 Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
89 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
91 Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Taylors 2016 Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2016 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylors 2014 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
85 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
84 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Taylors 2016 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Taylors 2014 The Visionary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Taylors 2015 80 Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
86 Taylors 2015 80 Acres, Shiraz-Cabernet-Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.99.
89 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.99.
91 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
86 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
94 Taylors 2017 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
90 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $12.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $12.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Eighty Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Eighty Acres, Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley-Coonawarra 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills-Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
88 Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Taylors 2016 One Giant Leap, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $24.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $15.00.
93 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Taylors 2017 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Taylors 2014 The Pioneer Exceptional Parcel Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
90 Taylors 2017 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2017 St Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
93 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
94 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2016 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley-McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
86 Taylors Winemakers Project 2017 Cellar Door Exclusive, Fiano, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
85 Taylors Winemakers Project 2016 Pinot Noir, Tasmania 14% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
85 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Cabernet-Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
84 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia 12% (Australia) $14.99.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 80 Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 80 Acres, Cabernet Shiraz Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Tempranillo, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $23.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Taylors Winemakers Project, Viognier, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $24.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2012 Taylors Winemakers Project, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Cellar Door Exclusive, Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Cellar Door Exclusive, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $49.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $49.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $23.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2012 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.

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.