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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2019 The Paring Sauvignon Blanc

By Norm Bentley - | Jun 4, 2021

Norm Bentley, The North Georgia Wine Advisor. PHOTO PROVIDED

The North Georgia Wine Advisor

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2019 The Paring Sauvignon Blanc

#23-2021

I recently received a sample which was so enjoyable that the Chardonnay Queen suggested that I write a review immediately, and no, it was not a Chardonnay. It was a Bordeaux style Sauvignon Blanc from Santa Barbara County, California. When I review samples, I try to make sure that they are available in the local market area, and the 2019 The Paring Sauvignon Blanc can be found on the shelves of a least one major retailer in Georgia, and Florida.

When I say White Bordeaux style, I mean there is a good balance between fruit and acidity, and a mineral background, with some oak aging. The flavors are green apple, lemon, and a hint of peach with an earthy quality showcasing its mineral backbone. The alcohol content is 13.5%, and Norm’s score is 90.

The Paring (named for the chef’s paring knife) Sauvignon Blanc, is a great choice to “Pair” with most shellfish, and especially at Brunch with Crab Quiché!

Score: 90

Price: $19-$24