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Frontera

Frontera
2019 After Dark, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$6
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Frontera
2019 After Dark, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of pickled white asparagus, meyer lemon, key lime pie, and petrol with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, savory Sauvignon Blanc for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: pickled white asparagus, meyer lemon, key lime pie, and petrol
Taste Flavor: pickled white asparagus, meyer lemon, key lime pie, and petrol
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 crisp, savory Sauvignon Blanc for the table.

The Producer

Fetzer Vineyards

The Producer
12901 Old River Road
Hopland, CA 95449
USA
1 707-744-1250

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.