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Hagafen

Hagafen
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County-Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Hagafen
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County-Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Clear yellow straw color. Grassy aromas and flavors of grass, wet white stone, granny smith, and honey with a lean, tangy, bone-dry light body and a graceful, compelling, medium-long finish manifesting nuances of grapefruit pith, white peach, and cedar with fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A full-bodied, almost grippy Sauvignon Blanc that will make an upstanding dinner pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: grass, wet white stone, granny smith, and honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of grapefruit pith, white peach, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Poached Salmon with Lemon Butter , Paella, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied, almost grippy Sauvignon Blanc that will make an upstanding dinner pairing.

The Producer

Hagafen Cellars

The Producer
4160 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-252-0781

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.