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Mira Winery

Mira Winery
2022 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .05%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$85

Mira Winery
2022 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .05%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, tropical fruit, poached pear and baked apple, and buttery apple pastry with a velvety, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, appealing, breezy finish displaying notes of peach and pear, jackfruit and marshmallow fluff on ripe pineapple, light fine herb, and white grape juice with light oak flavor. A rich and lightly oaky expression of Sauvignon Blanc dripping with vanilla baked orchard and tropical fruits.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: vanilla, tropical fruit, poached pear and baked apple, and buttery apple pastry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peach and pear, jackfruit and marshmallow fluff on ripe pineapple, light fine herb, and white grape juice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and lightly oaky expression of Sauvignon Blanc dripping with vanilla baked orchard and tropical fruits.

The Producer

Mira Winery

The Producer
433 Soscol Ave Suite A100-3
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 843-722-9670

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.