Full Review

Sidewood

Sidewood
2022 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: 0.25%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19
'2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'

Sidewood
2022 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: 0.25%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of jalapeño, goose berry, lemon, and cassis leaf, and jasmine tea with a supple, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-to-long finish revealing impressions of tart orchard fruit with tropical fruit, white florals, thai basil, and lemongrass with no oak flavor. Tropical fruits with crisp acidity and an herbal twist, this is unmistakably Sauvignon Blanc from Oceania.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: jalapeño, goose berry, lemon, and cassis leaf, and jasmine tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of tart orchard fruit with tropical fruit, white florals, thai basil, and lemongrass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Tropical fruits with crisp acidity and an herbal twist, this is unmistakably Sauvignon Blanc from Oceania.

The Producer

Sidewood Estate

The Producer
PO Box 828
Oakbank, 5243
Australia
61 -(08) 8389 9234

Their Portfolio

91 Sidewood 2017 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
92 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
91 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $30.00.
90 Sidewood 2019 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Sidewood 2019 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $30.00.
91 Sidewood 2020 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood NV Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
92 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
93 Sidewood 2020 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Sidewood 2019 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.6% (Australia) $18.00.
86 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood NV Estate Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.3% (Australia) $18.00.
94 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.1% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Sidewood 2019 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
93 Sidewood 2021 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $17.00.
88 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.1% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.3% (Australia) $17.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
88 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Sidewood 2021 Stablemate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $13.00.
94 Sidewood 2022 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $17.00.
93 Sidewood 2018 Isabella Brut Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $30.00.
91 Sidewood 2016 Chloe Cuvée Brut, Adelaide Hills 12.2% (Australia) $30.00.

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.