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Sleeper

Sleeper
2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Sleeper
2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Silvery straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe gooseberry, juicy peach, pear, lime rinds, and thyme with a satiny, lively, dryish medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of pico de gallo with no oak flavor. Big varietal character dominates this Sauvignon Blanc that is sure to please lovers of the grape.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe gooseberry, juicy peach, pear, lime rinds, and thyme
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pico de gallo
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Big varietal character dominates this Sauvignon Blanc that is sure to please lovers of the grape.

The Producer

Blicker Pierce Wagner Wine Merchants

The Producer

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.