Full Review

Armstrong Valley Winery

Armstrong Valley Winery
2021 Estate Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Armstrong Valley Winery
2021 Estate Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of white tea with lemon, kumquat, and nelson sauvin hops with a medium body and a medium lime, sour melon, canned pineapple, and gooseberry and kiwi finish. A richly bodied Sauvignon Blanc with a good mid palate persistence; try with scallops, ceviche, or fish with a lemon caper sauce.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: white tea with lemon, kumquat, and nelson sauvin hops
Taste Flavor: lime, sour melon, canned pineapple, and gooseberry and kiwi
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A richly bodied Sauvignon Blanc with a good mid palate persistence; try with scallops, ceviche, or fish with a lemon caper sauce.

The Producer

Armstrong Valley Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
212 Rutter Rd
Halifax, PA 17032
USA
1 717-896-7700

Their Portfolio

BR Armstrong Valley Winery 2017 Armstrong Red Blend, American 15% (USA) $24.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Armstrong Valley Winery 2017 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pennsylvania 15.5% (USA) $24.00.
BR Armstrong Valley Winery 2018 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $23.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Armstrong Valley Winery 2018 Estate Reserve, Merlot, Pennsylvania 13% (USA) $23.00.
85 Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve, Pinot Grigio, Pennsylvania 14.5% (USA) $16.00.
89 Armstrong Valley Winery 2019 Estate Reserve, Chardonnay, Pennsylvania 14% (USA) $20.00.
89 Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
93 Armstrong Valley Winery 2019 Estate Reserve Red Blend, Pennsylvania 14% (USA) $23.00.
87 Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
87 Armstrong Valley Winery 2021 Estate Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Pennsylvania 11.5% (USA) $18.00.
BR Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Oak Aged, Chardonnay, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Armstrong Valley Winery 2021 Estate Reserve French Oak Fermented And Aged, Chardonnay, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
88 Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve, Pinot Noir, Pennsylvania 14% (USA) $26.00.
BR Armstrong Valley Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Naked, Chardonnay, Pennsylvania 13.5% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Armstrong Valley Winery 2021 Estate Reserve, Pinot Grigio, Pennsylvania 13% (USA) $16.00. - Bronze Medal

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.