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Tom Gore Vineyards

Tom Gore Vineyards
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .25%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
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Tom Gore Vineyards
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .25%
Clear white gold color. Candied, citrusy, clean, tropical aromas and flavors of lime zest, citrus chewy candy, peach blossoms, and grilled vegetables with a silky, lively, bone-dry medium body and a seamless, refreshing, medium-length finish that presents notes of lime flesh and green apple skins. A tangy Sauvignon Blanc with a mouthwatering combination of fruity and savory notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lime zest, citrus chewy candy, peach blossoms, and grilled vegetables
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lime flesh and green apple skins
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Seafood Salad, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tangy Sauvignon Blanc with a mouthwatering combination of fruity and savory notes.

The Producer or Importer

Constellation Wines US

The Producer or  Importer
1255 Battery St. Ste. 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 888-659-7900

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.