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Simi Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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This brilliantly clear, pale-straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc is bright and crisp. The wine opens with complex aromas of fresh straw, green papaya, lime leaf, pink grapefruit, green apple, lemon grass, honeysuckle, and wet stone. Refreshing, forward, zesty flavors of lime, lemon, grapefruit, white peach, and passion fruit follow with bright acidity. The finish is long and full with hints of lime and minerals. Food Pairing Notes: SIMI Winery Executive Chef Kolin Vazzoler suggests pairing this wine with goat cheese ravioli with spiced tomato sauce, crab gazpacho, mussels Provençal, or smoked salmon with capers, lemon, and red onion. It's also a great apéritif with prosciutto and melon, goat cheese, or raw oysters.
Category White Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Alexander Valley
Brand Simi
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine EnthusiastGrass and apricot scents define the nose of this lively, refreshing wine-a simple study in vanilla and ripely sweetened peach that was fermented entirely in stainless steel tanks.

Virginie Boone, August 1, 2017