Full Review

Florina

Florina
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .400%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
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Florina
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .400%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried mango and pineapple, cantaloupe, golden delicious apple, and candied peach rings with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish with elements of melon, dried tropical fruits, and orange blossom honey. A juicy, tropical and crowd pleasing Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried mango and pineapple, cantaloupe, golden delicious apple, and candied peach rings
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of melon, dried tropical fruits, and orange blossom honey
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 juicy, tropical and crowd pleasing Sauvignon Blanc.

The Producer

Precept Wine

The Producer
1910 Fairview Ave East, Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-267-5252

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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.