About This Wine
There is so much to love about the “J.D. Hurley” Sauvignon Blanc from Martin Ranch Winery.
Begin with its alluring deep yellow hue. Then breathe in its enticing aromas, which mirror its delicious flavors. Note the ever-so-slight hint of sweetness, balanced by crisp acidity for a refreshing mouthfeel. Then notice how the flavors linger after you swallow the wine.
This is a special wine, fuller in body than many Sauvignon Blancs. Of course, it all begins in the vineyard — in this case, three drip-irrigated vineyards just east of the Santa Cruz Mountains in California’s Central Coast region. The fruit is picked by hand, then sorted at the vineyard to ensure only the finest grapes are fermented.
Finally, a splash of Semillon is added to the cuvee to enhance complexity. Proprietors Therese and Dan Martin were raised in the area, so they know the land — and they love sharing their passion for it through their wines.
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:99% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Semillon
- Grape Source:California’s Central Coast Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Green Apple, Grapefruit, Crushed Stone and Hints of Cut Grass and Papaya
- Aging Vessels:90% Neutral French Oak Barrels and 10% Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing Suggestiongrilled bone-in pork chops and applesauce.
30 recipes match for this wine.
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The RecipeGreen Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
Scallop Stir Fry It recently was reported that President Barack Obama is a big fan of scallops -- those velvety, succulent treats from the sea. But scallops may not be the first thing you think of when you get the urge to take a wok on the wild side. We predict that will change once you've tried this recipe. It makes 4 servings, and matches beautifully with... Get The Recipe
Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of &amp;quot;topping&amp;quot; recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut, salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux, almost any white blend. Get The RecipeEasy To Make Guacamole There is no better &amp;quot;appetizer&amp;quot; for a summertime backyard barbecue than chips and guacamole. Try this version with a well-chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, dry sparkling wine - and don't be surprised if you have to go back and make more. Get The Recipe
Citrus Roasted Chicken With Basil Cream Sauvignon Blanc is among the most flavorful and refreshing wines on Earth. But the characteristics that make it unique -- its relatively high acid level, its &quot;grassy&quot; impression in the nose, its mild herbal flavors in the mouth -- also render it a real challenge to pair with food. But we've found a recipe that works beautifully, primarily because... Get The Recipe