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90+ Cellars

90+ Cellars
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Organically Grown Grapes
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.99

90+ Cellars
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, France

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon zest, breath mints, and struck match with a soft, tangy, dry light body and a tingling, fast finish manifesting nuances of sliced jalapeño. A zingy refresher for hot days.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lemon zest, breath mints, and struck match
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of sliced jalapeño
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zingy refresher for hot days.

The Producer

90+ Cellars - Latitude Beverage Co.

The Producer
20 Guest Street, Suite 105
Brighton, MA 02135
USA
1 857-576-6035

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.