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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Carneros, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

AvinoDos
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Carneros, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Silvery emerald straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of delicate lemon glaze, hints of golden kiwi, fresh cut grass, and citrus-scented cookies with buttercream with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long finish with no oak flavor. Mouthwatering acidity and lengthy flavor stand out in this upstanding Carneros Sauvignon Blanc; an excellent choice for California Sauvignon Blanc lovers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky, Crisp & Lively & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: delicate lemon glaze, hints of golden kiwi, fresh cut grass, and citrus-scented cookies with buttercream
Taste Flavor: delicate lemon glaze, hints of golden kiwi, fresh cut grass, and citrus-scented cookies
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Mouthwatering acidity and lengthy flavor stand out in this upstanding Carneros Sauvignon Blanc; a excellent choice for California Sauvignon Blanc lovers.

The Producer

AvinoDos Wines

The Producer
901 Enterprise Way STE B
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-225-2350

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.