Avalon Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from California

Price: $12.00 $7.99
Save $4.01 (33%)
Item No. 122249
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

On the nose the wine shows aromatics of a slightly grassy note with plenty of citrus and tropical notes and a hint of minerality. The wine shows bright, pure flavors and good balance. The wine tastes of fresh pineapple and crisp grapefruit with a clean, crisp finish. The addition of the Gewürztraminer contributes a subtle orange note to the wine on the back of the palate. A clean wine perfect for pairing with seafood dishes, grilled chicken or oysters.

Blend: 98% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Gewürztraminer

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Rating:
(10/27/2013)
Pair with: Crab > Crab Cakes, fish, Chicken
Very nice initial aromas suggesting ripe cantaloupe, with a bit of grassiness in the background. The ripe cantaloupe aromas fade a bit and transform into more generic melon components with somewhat more noticeable grassy components as the wine airs in the glass. Somewhat grassy citrus and melon flavors when well chilled. Melon flavor components become more prominent as the wine warms in the glass. Rich, smooth melon flavors dominate as the wine warms close to cellar temperature. Flavors seem a little out of balance while well chilled, but balance improves as the wine warms closer to cellar temperature. On second night, nice melon, citrus, and lemongrass aromas with a grassy background. Flavors on the second night similar to the first night, but with better balance while still chilled. Third night very similar to the second night. Back label suggests serving well chilled. I found it better when warmed closer to cellar temperature. Better as a food wine than as a wine for just sipping by itself unless allowed to warm close to cellar temperature. Held up well, maybe even improved a bit, after opening.
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Ana - East Hampton, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/31/2013)
Style: Light & Crisp
Very good sauvignon Blanc. Citrus without being overearing
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Rebar - Jacksonville, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/16/2013)
Style: Light & Crisp
Nothing special here. An ok wine for very light wine tastes
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Stigs - Saint Charles, MO (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/13/2013)
Way to much Citrus for me, Ordered two bottles, drank half or the first one and none of the second
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