About This Wine
“An alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite.”
That is the definition of “aperitif,” and in the world of wine, there may be no better aperitif than Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a variety that offers everything we want in an aperitif: an aroma that draws us in, flavors that satisfy, and a thirst-quenching quality that keeps us coming back for more.
You’ll experience all of those qualities in the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc from Cross Creek Winery, a specialist in crafting “California cuvees.” Cross Creek has long-term relationships with leading vineyard owners in various growing regions of the Golden State, and each year conducts extensive blending trials to craft a Sauvignon Blanc that is dependably delicious.
The 2015 vintage would pair nicely with grilled shrimp, seared scallops, or a salad with a citrus dressing. Or, use it as an aperitif to stimulate your appetite for those or other dishes you love.
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:Pineapple, Lime and a Hint of Melon
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing Suggestion:grilled shrimp, or a salad with a citrus dressing.
30 recipes match for this wine.
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 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 RecipeScallop 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 Recipe
Easy 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 RecipeSmoked 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