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Viña San Esteban

Viña San Esteban
2016 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$9

Viña San Esteban
2016 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
Bright straw green color. Aromas and flavors of doused match, roasted peppers and potatoes, and lemon beurre blanc with a soft, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk finish with elements of lemon ice, melon and apple rind, and nutskin with no oak flavor. A light quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: doused match, roasted peppers and potatoes, and lemon beurre blanc
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of lemon ice, melon and apple rind, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light quaffer.

The Importer

Joseph Victori Wines & Co., Inc.

The Importer
17 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY 11743
USA
1 631-423-8500

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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.