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Cloud Break

Cloud Break
2019 Winemaker’s Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Cloud Break
2019 Winemaker’s Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Light straw green color. Leesy aromas and flavors of orange, lemon, fresh jalapeño, and passion fruit with a supple, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish with notes of white pepper, lemon peel, and peach with no oak flavor. A refreshing balanced Sauvignon Blanc with a hint of tropical fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & New World
Aroma Aroma: orange, lemon, fresh jalapeño, and passion fruit
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of white pepper, lemon peel, and peach
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing balanced Sauvignon Blanc with a hint of tropical fruit.

The Producer

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

The Producer
101 Larkspur Landing Circle
Suite 350
Larkspur, CA 94939
USA
1 559-638-3544

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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.