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Penns Woods

Penns Woods
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Penns Woods
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon peel, lime zest, yellow apple, yellow plum, pineapple soda, and lightly charred toast with a satiny, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, crisp finish with notes of waxed apple skin, white nectarine, honeysuckle, and golden potato with no oak flavor. A tangy and crisp everyday white.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemon peel, lime zest, yellow apple, yellow plum, pineapple soda, and lightly charred toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of waxed apple skin, white nectarine, honeysuckle, and golden potato
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tangy and crisp everyday white.

The Producer

Penns Woods Winery

The Producer
124 Beaver Valley Rd
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
USA
1 610-459-0808

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.