Full Review

Lifevine

Lifevine
2022 Zero Sugar, Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1%
Certified Organic-Organically Grown Grapes
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Lifevine
2022 Zero Sugar, Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of guava and celery stalk, canned pineapple, gooseberry, and star fruit with green herbs with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish that exhibits touches of green melon, garden herbs, guava, and prickly pear cactus. A very nice expression of California SB that leads with tropical fruits and citrus with the herbal qualities playing a tertiary role.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: guava and celery stalk, canned pineapple, gooseberry, and star fruit with green herbs
Taste Flavor: green melon, garden herbs, guava, and prickly pear cactus
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very nice expression of California SB that leads with tropical fruits and citrus with the herbal qualities playing a tertiary role.

The Producer or Importer

Integrated Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
351 California Street
Denver, CO 80221
USA
1 925-395-6843

Their Portfolio

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92 Duck Pond 2021 Pinot Gris, Oregon 13.2% (USA) $15.00.
88 Duck Pond 2021 Pinot Noir, Oregon 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
BR Duck Pond 2021 Pinot Gris, Oregon 13.2% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Duck Pond 2021 Chardonnay, Oregon 13.2% (USA) $14.00.
93 Duck Pond 2022 Rosé, Willamette Valley 12.8% (USA) $14.00.
94 Duck Pond 2022 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 12% (USA) $16.00.
88 Duck Pond 2021 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
88 Duck Pond 2022 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.3% (USA) $15.00.
87 Duck Pond 2022 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 12% (USA) $15.00.
90 Duck Pond 2022 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.3% (USA) $15.00.
88 Duck Pond 2022 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 12% (USA) $15.00.
BR Lifevine 2020 Pinot Noir, Oregon 13% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Lifevine 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.9% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Lifevine 2021 Chardonnay, California 14.4% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Lifevine 2021 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Lifevine 2021 Sparkling Blanc De Blancs, California 13% (USA) $21.00.
85 Lifevine 2021 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $21.00.
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BR Lifevine 2021 Zero Sugar, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
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BR Lifevine 2021 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
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85 Rascal 2022 Pinot Gris, Oregon 13% (USA) $14.00.
86 Rascal 2022 Pinot Noir, Oregon 13% (USA) $14.00.
87 Rascal 2022 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley 13% (USA) $14.00.
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89 Replica 2020 Misbehaved, Pinot Noir, California 13.9% (USA) $16.00.
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87 The Great Oregon Wine Company 2021 Rascal, Pinot Noir, Oregon 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
BR The Great Oregon Wine Company 2021 Rascal, Chardonnay, Oregon 12.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal

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.