About This Wine
Have you ever tasted a quince?
It wouldn’t be surprising if you haven’t, considering America is not among the world’s top 10 producers of the fruit, which is shaped somewhat like a pear. China is the world leader in quince production, followed by Turkey, Uzbekistan, Morocco and Iran.
That said, if you have tasted quince — perhaps in the form of jam or jelly — you’ll probably never forget it. If you haven’t, then pay close attention to Quail Hollow Winery’s 2011 Sauvignon Blanc when you open the bottle and pour a glass.
You’ll likely recognize the hints of pineapple, kiwi and lime that are included in the wine’s flavor spectrum. But if there’s a flavor note that you can’t quite put your finger on, it’s probably quince — a flavor noted by every member of our tasting panel. Of course, it’s the full flavor spectrum of the wine that impressed the panel, and we think you’ll be impressed, too.
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 Other White Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Quince, Pineapple and Hints of Kiwi and Lime
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionoysters, lobster, or extra sharp cheddar cheese.