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Falkner

Falkner
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26.95

Falkner
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of kiwi, almond nougat, and candied lime with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a warming, engaging, medium-length cream and candied grapefruit finish with no oak flavor. A pretty Sauvignon Blanc with tantalizing acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: kiwi, almond nougat, and candied lime
Taste Flavor: cream and candied grapefruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pretty Sauvignon Blanc with tantalizing acidity.

The Producer

Falkner Winery

The Producer
40620 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-676-8231

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.