About This Wine
How well does Bridge Trail Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc match with shellfish?
Let us count the ways... During a recent meeting of our tasting panel, three dozen bottles of Sauvignon Blanc were arranged in flights of six and evaluated. It turned out to be a lengthy session because club founder Martin Stewart Jr. had arranged a special surprise.
In addition to sampling and scoring the wines on their own, the panel had an opportunity to try them alongside what amounted to a seafood buffet. Panel members were asked to jot down not only their impressions of the wines, but also notes about how well they matched with various shellfish.
Bridge Trail’s 2009 Sauvignon Blanc made the cut not only because it’s a bright, refreshing wine, but also because it pairs perfectly with everything from seared scallops to grilled shrimp, and from raw oysters to tiger prawns with garlic butter. In short, it’s a shellfish lover’s go-to wine.
About Sauvignon Blanc
Notable "grassy" aroma, often with notes of apple and citrus fruits. High acidity. Can amaze as a late harvest wine, with rich and complex flavors.
- Grape Composition:Sauvignon Blanc and Assorted Other White Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Apple, Peach, Gooseberry, Pineapple, Lime and Grass
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionshellfish, or crab cakes.
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