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This Is Napa

This Is Napa
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: .12%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

This Is Napa
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: .12%
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of frosted lemon cake and lit match with a silky, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length lemon and vanilla cream and nougat finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A creamy toasty fume style sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: frosted lemon cake and lit match
Taste Flavor: lemon and vanilla cream and nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy toasty fume style sauvignon blanc.

The Producer

GoldLine Brands

The Producer
902 Enterprise Way, Suite B
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 925-785-9027

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.