Noria Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Bevil Family Vineyard, Russian River
Noria white wines are modeled after traditional Japanese sakes. They are especially made to balance the quiet shifts of flavor found in Japanese food. The Noria Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is modeled after a style of Japanese sake called “Dai-gingo”
Brilliant aromas of grapefruit, lime, pear, a hint of lychee, orange zest, bay leaf, flint stone, lemon grass, and pistachio. Refreshing flavor jumps out of a glass and lingers long. Vibrant yet delicate acidity balanced well with supple mouthfeel. Lively and smooth.
Pair the Noria Sauvignon Blanc with Tempura or White fish sashimi cured with Konbu.
Sonoma Coast Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017$25.00
Sourced from a variety of vineyards throughout the Sonoma Coast appellation, each chosen for their high-quality fruit, and the unique character they lend to this Sauvignon Blanc. The 2017 growing season was a bit of a roller-coaster with heavy winter rains leading to vigorous vine growth in spring. Bloom came early, in parallel with an eclectic range of springtime temperatures. Moderate early summer temperatures gave way to several heat waves throughout the summer and into fall, heightening the rate of ripening and flavor development in the grapes, and ushering in a slightly early harvest.
This Sauvignon Blanc highlight a classic profile of jasmine, lemongrass, pineapple and tangerine on the nose. The lively palate reveals zingy notes of citrus zest, flavors of Granny Smith apples and nectarines. The wine finishes with a firm and refreshing twist – a true palate quenching Sauvignon Blanc. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Fiddlehead Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc 2015$26.00
The Happy Canyon label not only pays tribute to a unique AVA, but also signifies the signature style of Sauvignon Blanc at Fiddlehead. The place, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA is home to six founding vineyards planted 1996-2001, and is located on the eastern edge of the Santa Ynez AVA. Morning fog lifts to plentiful sunshine, and it is the ideal home to Bordeaux (including Sauvignon Blanc) and Rhone varietals. During Prohibition, a simple alcohol was produced in Happy Canyon and legend has it that folks would “take a trip up Happy Canyon” to purchase the beverage…and the name stuck. In the Fiddlehead Portfolio, it is the most versatile, richer-style Sauvignon Blanc, “with a French twist”. It marries fresh, ripe fruit with creamy, silky textures, much like a Pouilly Fumé style of the Loire Valley. This Loire Valley inspired wine is most noted for its layers of aromatics and layers of texture. It flaunts a dried apricot perfume, with background hints of oregano and coriander. There is a rich touch of vanilla spice that is melded with Anjou pear and orange blossoms. Grapefruit and honey highlight a plush and lasting finish. A true cornucopia of flavor! I even picked up a bit of crème brulee, which I’ve never tasted before in a Sauvignon Blanc. Awesome! 1306 cases made.
Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2017
You’ll enjoy the pale straw color as you pour the Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2017 into your glass, followed by inviting aromas of fresh peaches, white river rocks, white nectarine and hints of ginger. There is a savory combination of stone fruits including white peach and nectarine coupled with zest of buddha’s hand. Captivating structure paired with complex flavors develop in the glass. A notable lengthy finish is encased in apricots, white peaches and savory ginger which speak to the age-worthy capability of this Sauvignon Blanc.
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