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2016 Balletto Sauvignon Blanc "Estate Grown"

Balletto 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Balletto

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Grown"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $19

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 89.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: June 3, 2018

Wine Review: The Balletto Sauvignon Blanc is lighter than expected. The wine has notes of grass and lime on the nose with a touch of granite. On the palate, a bit of lilac shows through and is complemented by white grapefruit, minerality, and a mild amount of acidity. Because of its subdued nature, I would recommend drinking it on its own, but it could be paired with a shrimp scampi. – Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: A dry, crisp and lovely expression of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is understated and elegant with a driving acidity that's quenched by a generous and surprisingly lush mid-palate that brings a tense, perfect balance to this wine. The aromas are graceful with a combination of limy tropical fruit and a touch of classic Sauvignon blanc earthiness. It's bright and savory, tart and lush all in the same package.

Organic status: not organic

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