39 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc - $10.49

Wine Details

Price: $10.49
Producer: 39 Degrees
Region: Lake County
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors:
  • Award Winning
  • White Wine
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Expert Ratings

Ratings   Vintage Source Flavors
CGCW - 85 Details: Mild green leaf scents reminiscent of lettuce leaves with a hint of dandelion come with less than convincing fruit in support. There is an early sense of roundness at entry, but neither fruit nor solid varietal tones follow, and while the wine is clean and presentable, it is a touch short at every stop. 2006 CGCW

Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Cheese Mozzarella, Feta, Goat Cheese, Parmesan, Ricotta, Swiss, Fondue
Red Meat Pork Chops, Pate or Liver, Liver
Poultry & Eggs Chicken w/Lemon, Chicken Stir Fry
Vegetables Artichokes, Asparagus Quiche, Roasted Asparagus
Fruits & Nuts Citrus Fruits, Mango Salsa
Vegetables Roasted Sweet Peppers, Salad, Spinach, Tomato
Fish or Shellfish Ceviche, Salmon with Lemon
Sauces Vinaigrette, White Wine Sauce
Herbs & Spices Anise, Fennel Seed, Tarragon, Basil, Cilantro, Coriander, Curry, Dill, Thyme
Spicy Food Yakisoba
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Awards and Accolades

  Name Vintage
Award Winner 100 Best Buys - 2007 Wine Enthusiast 2006

Wine Terms

Name Value
Sauvignon Blanc Comes mostly from California, France, New Zealand, and South Africa. Its highly acidic wines are often suggestive of herbs or grass. Light to medium bodied and usually dry, European versions are generally not oaky while California Sauvignon Blanc can take on many of the qualities of Chardonnay. France has two classic wine regions for the Sauvignon Blanc gape: Bordeaux and the Loire Valley The Bordeaux wine is called Bordeaux Blanc and the two best known of the Loire wines are called Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé. In Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc is sometimes blended with Sémillon.
United States Wineries exist in all fifty states, but the most predominant (and best) wine comes from Northern California, Oregon, and Washington State, with New York gaining a foothold in the industry. American wines make up about 75% of all wine sales in the US. The appellation system uses the term AVA (American Viticultural Area) to determine where wines were produced, but grape varieties can be planted anywhere in the country. American wineries generally use varietal labeling, and government regulations require that the variety on the label must make up at least 75% of the blend (in Oregon it’s 90%). The words reserve, special selection, private reserve, classic, and so on have no legal definition in the US. Some wineries use these terms to indicate their better wines; others use the words as a marketing tool to move lower quality wines off the shelf.
California California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.
Lake County Lake County is one of the smaller inland wine regions in California. Surrounded to the west by Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, and to the south by Napa Valley, Lake County's small concentration of vineyards lie in the Clear Lake AVA. The vineyard's here are nestled between steep hills to the west the lake shore. Main varieties grown in this area are Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.

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