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2016 Crater Rim Cycle Road Vineyard Waipara Valley, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Crater Rim Cycle Road Vineyard Waipara Valley, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Zoom

This crisp wine offers notes of green apple, bell pepper, grass and passion fruit.

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Vintage: 2016
Brand: Crater Rim
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About This Wine

Ancient eruptions have endowed Canterbury with a spectacular landform called Banks Peninsula.

Rising up from the Canterbury Plains, the harbors of Akaroa and Lyttelton townships are the twin craters of an ancient volcano, and the surrounding hills and fertile land are a result of its eruptions. These harbors are among the world’s outstanding examples of eroded and flooded craters.

The first vintage produced by The Crater Rim came from a small hillside vineyard high above the town of Akaroa on Banks Peninsula, and that’s how the The Crater Rim label was born.

Banks Peninsula has a far-reaching effect on the climate of the whole Canterbury province, so The Crater Rim label encompasses all the wines produced from the Canterbury sub-regions of Akaroa, Waipara, Burnham and Omihi. This 2016 vintage Sauvignon Blanc is refreshing on the palate with a hint of sweetness and a long finish. It’s a special wine from a truly special place.

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.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Source:Cycle Road Vineyard in Waipara Valley Growing Region of New Zealand
  • Aromas & Flavors:Green Apple, Bell Pepper, Grass and Passion Fruit
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2020
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:lightly crusted sand dabs in butter lemon, or chicken picatta.

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  • Linguini And Clams This recipe comes from the aptly-named Feast restaurant in Santa Rosa, California - right in the heart of Sonoma County wine country. It matches perfectly with Sauvignon Blanc and other white wines, and serves 4 to 6. Get The Recipe
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    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
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    Easy To Make Guacamole There is no better "appetizer" 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
    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
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
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    Butternut And Bacon Risotto This versatile dish matches well with Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and this recipe makes 6 main course servings... 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 "grassy" 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
    Thai Style Poached Halibut Try this tasty dish with Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc. Note: Any firm white fish will work, but we like halibut best. Get The Recipe
    Chicken Piccata One of our favorite wine recipes-- try it yourself with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigioa white blend... Get The Recipe
  • Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos Here's an easy-to-make dish that's perfect for casual springsummer dining. It matches nicely with a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, and this recipe makes 2 servings. Get The Recipe
    Lemony Lamb Chops Here's a versatile dish that matches well with red Bordeaux, Merlot, yet also can be enjoyed with white wines because of its lemon-flavored sauce. It makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Chicken Breasts With Wine Sauce Enjoy this delicious main dish with Sauvignon Blanc a.k.a. Fume BlancChardonnay. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Broccoli Sweet Onion And Pecan Salad A flavorful salad that matches with both white and red wines - particularly Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Shiraz - this recipe makes 6 servings as a side dish,about 3 as a main dish. Get The Recipe
    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
  • Scallops With Caramelized Onions The sweetness of the onions makes this dish a great match for an oak-aged Chardonnay. It also pairs nicely with Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Turkey Empanadas These tasty turnovershot pockets match well with Syrah, Italian red wines,white wines that have not been over-exposed to oak. This recipe makes 10 empanadas. Get The Recipe
    Asparagus And Morel Salad Summertime is salad time, and any of your favorite white wines would be great matches for this recipe, courtesy of Masa's restaurant in San Francisco. It serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Spaghettini Aglio Olio Enjoy this easy-to-prepare dish the recipe makes 6 servings with any wine you enjoy with garlic-flavored food. SPAGHETTINI AGLIO OLIO 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 "topping" 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
    Grilled Lemon Basil Shrimp Get your hands on 16 skewers, each measuring 10 inches long, and enjoy this tasty treat with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Crab Salad Don't let the name of the dish fool you. This recipe will bring a smile to your face, and pairs perfectly with Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer. It makes 6 appetizer-sized portions. Get The Recipe
    Sonoma Panzanella Warmer weather means lighter fare, and this satisfying salad matches beautifully with Sauvignon Blanc. It serves 6. Get The Recipe
    Lemon Herb Chicken This recipe, which serves 4, matches perfectly with Sauvignon Blanc. Why? Because Sauvignon Blanc often has a lemoncitrus component among its flavors. Get The Recipe
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