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Billsboro

Billsboro
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.3%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20
Best Buy

Billsboro
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.3%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime flesh, pomelo, underripe pineapple, and fresh cut grass with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish imparting notes of green mango with no oak flavor. A lean and bone dry Sauvignon Blanc that doesn’t skimp on varietal character; a charming wine from the Finger Lakes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: lime flesh, pomelo, underripe pineapple, and fresh cut grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of green mango
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lean and bone dry sauvignon blanc that doesn't skimp on varietal character; a charming wine from the finger lakes.

The Producer

Billsboro Winery

The Producer
4760 W Lake Rd, Geneva,
Geneva, NY 14456
USA
1 315-789-9538

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.