Name : Duckhorn
Region : Napa Valley
Grape : Sauvignon Blanc (with a minor amount of Semillion)
Since this is the first review of the Sauvignon Blanc grape that we can tell, we figured we would give you a definition of this variety, courtesies of Wikipedia…
Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape variety which originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French word sauvage (“wild”) and blanc (“white”) due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France., a possible descendant of savagnin. Sauvignon blanc is planted in many of the world’s wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. The grape is also a component of the famous dessert wines from Sauternes and Barsac. Sauvignon Blanc is widely cultivated in France, Chile, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Moldova and California.
Price : $24.99
Alcohol by Volume : 13.99 %
Vintage : 2009
Food : Chicken Scallopini in a lemon caper sauce with Ceaser Salad
Color : Pale straw, translucent
Nose : Smell of champagne along with citrus and tropical fruits (mildly)
Mouth : Effervescent, almost like a sparkling white wine, yeasty, dry and crisp
Rating : 7 out of 10. For Amy it was a 8 or 8.5, she enjoyed the crisp flavors and loved it as a summer wine. As for me, as has been documented I am not a huge fan of white wine. However, I am growing and I thought the citrus aromas of the wine complemented the chicken rather well. We will drink this wine again, next summer.