Full Review

CK Mondavi

CK Mondavi
2021 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.6% RS: .55%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7
Best Buy

CK Mondavi
2021 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.6% RS: .55%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeycomb, wheatgrass, yellow peppers and beets, and musk melon with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-long finish conveying suggestions of white peach granita, prickly pear preserves, hearts of palm, and vanilla almond milk. A tasty and charming Sauvignon Blanc pleaser for all occasions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: honeycomb, wheatgrass, yellow peppers and beets, and musk melon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of white peach granita, prickly pear preserves, hearts of palm, and vanilla almond milk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Seafood Salad, Sushi, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty and charming Sauvignon Blanc pleaser for all occasions.

The Producer

CK Mondavi & Family

The Producer
572 Gateway Drive
Napa, CA 94558
USA

Their Portfolio

BR CK Mondavi 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2020 Chardonnay, California 13.4% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2018 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
85 CK Mondavi 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
BR CK Mondavi 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12.9% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
86 CK Mondavi 2021 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
86 CK Mondavi 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.6% (USA) $7.00.
87 CK Mondavi 2019 Oak Aged Family Select Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14.3% (USA) $16.99.
85 CK Mondavi 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
88 CK Mondavi 2022 Chardonnay, California 13.4% (USA) $7.00.
90 CK Mondavi 2022 Family Select, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
87 CK Mondavi 2022 Buttery, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $7.00.
87 Flat Top Hills 2020 Rosé, California 13% (USA) $14.00.
87 Flat Top Hills 2018 Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
BR Flat Top Hills 2020 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Flat Top Hills 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Flat Top Hills 2021 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR French Blue 2020 Rosé, Bordeaux Rosé 12.5% (France) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
88 French Blue 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux AOC 12.5% (France) $14.00.
93 French Blue NV Brut Rose, Cremant de Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
92 French Blue NV Brut, Cremant De Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
92 French Blue NV Brut, Cremant de Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
91 French Blue NV Brut Rosé, Cremant de Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
91 French Blue NV Brut Rosé, Cremant De Bordeaux 12% (France) $24.00.
91 French Blue NV Brut, Cremant De Bordeaux 12% (France) $24.00.
91 French Blue 2023 Rosé, Bordeaux AOC 13% (France) $15.00.

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.