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Franciscan

Franciscan
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County-Napa County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Franciscan
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County-Napa County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Straw color. Fruity aromas of juicy tangerine, passion fruit, orange blossom water, and lime sherbet with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length lime zest, cream, and pineapple gummies finish. A fruity and cheerful Sauvignon Blanc with sweet floral nuance; Spanish and Portuguese white wine drinkers need apply.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: juicy tangerine, passion fruit, orange blossom water, and lime sherbet
Taste Flavor: lime zest, cream, and pineapple gummies
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity and cheerful Sauvignon Blanc with sweet floral nuance; Spanish and Portuguese white wine drinkers need apply.

The Producer or Importer

Constellation Wines US

The Producer or  Importer
1255 Battery St. Ste. 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 888-659-7900

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.