About This Wine
Select vineyards. Small lots. Handcrafted wines.
Those are the cornerstones of Osseus, which focuses on the typicity of the varietal and the terroir of the vineyard. “Osseus is what I am, and the wines are what I believe in,” says Osseus founder Eric Mohseni, who established Osseus Wines in 2004.
Mohseni graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in food science and a minor in chemistry. His career began as a wine buyer, and he started soaking up knowledge of the winemaking process. As a buyer, he was able to interact with icons of the industry, including Louis Martini.
In 1999, Mohseni traveled to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, to serve as a member of the harvest crew of Esk Valley Estate. He credits the region with spawning his love for Sauvignon Blanc, and you can taste that influence in his 2014 Osseus bottling — a zesty, delicious wine, crafted with passion.
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:100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Grape Source:Happy Valley Area of Santa Ynez Valley, Calif.
- Aromas & Flavors:Melon, Apricot, Lemon Drop, Lime Zest, Grass and Crushed Stone
- Aging Vessels:90% Neutral Oaks Barrels and 10% Concrete Vats
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestioncrab cakes with lemon-lime aioli and sweet corn maque choux.
30 recipes match for this wine.
Green 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 RecipePapaya 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 Recipe
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 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 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