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Frey

Frey
2020 Organic, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18

Frey
2020 Organic, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
Bright silvery emerald straw color. Tropical, creamy aromas and flavors of pineapple upside down cake, grapefruit custard, melon rind, and parsley with a supple, soft, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that shows touches of green apple, pepper relish, and tangerine rind. A soft, easy drinking creamy Sauvignon Blanc that will appeal to Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay drinkers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: pineapple upside down cake, grapefruit custard, melon rind, and parsley
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of green apple, pepper relish, and tangerine rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A soft, easy drinking creamy Sauvignon Blanc that will appeal to Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay drinkers.

The Producer

Frey Vineyards Ltd.

The Producer
14000 Tomki Rd
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
USA
1 707-485-5177

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.