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Sand Point Family Vineyards

Sand Point Family Vineyards
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Game

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 2.7%
Certified Sustainable
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12

Sand Point Family Vineyards
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Game

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 2.7%
Brilliant silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of sandalwood soap, medicated vaseline, nettles and brush, and flint with a thin body and a smooth, unusual, quick citrus and mint compote, pond reeds and buffalo grass, and lime juice finish. An earthy, funky white for cheeses and shellfish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Funky
Aroma Aroma: sandalwood soap, medicated vaseline, nettles and brush, and flint
Taste Flavor: citrus and mint compote, pond reeds and buffalo grass, and lime juice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Gorgonzola, Escargot, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, funky white for cheeses and shellfish.

The Producer

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards

The Producer
1525 E Jahant Rd
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9780

Their Portfolio

87 Caricature 2017 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 Caricature 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR Caricature 2018 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Caricature 2018 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
89 Ivory & Burt 2017 Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 Ivory & Burt 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
93 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 One Hundred Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Jahant, Lodi 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate Rosé, Sangiovese, Lodi 12% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, White Moscato, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 14% (USA) $20.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $15.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Diablo Single Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Railroad Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Thirty Eight Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.2% (USA) $32.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Redtail Single Vineyard, Nero d’Avola, Jahant 14% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 River Ranch Rosé, Aglianico, Lodi 13% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2017 Midnight Reserve, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $40.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Aglianico, Other, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Thirty Eight Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
88 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Railroad Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Macotera 09 Vineyard, Barbera, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2020 Prince Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg 11.5% (USA) $22.00.
92 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Lewis Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $32.00.
88 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2017 Merlot, Clarksburg 14% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Chardonnay, California 14% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $12.00.
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 White Moscato, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14% (USA) $12.00.
87 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Family Vineyards, Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Zinfandel, California 15% (USA) $12.00.

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.