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2016 Fortress Sauvignon Blanc

Fortress 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Fortress

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: North Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: April 9, 2019

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc from Fortress is very good. It opens with a yellow grapefruit and lime bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied and displays really soft edges for a Sauvignon Blanc. I also found it to be juicy. The flavor profile is like the nose. It features a pleasant blend of lime and grapefruit with nicely integrated minerality. I also detected hints of tangerine and kiwi mixed in as well towards the end. The finish seemed semi-dry because of the lush fruit flavors lingering. This Sauvignon Blanc is quite a quaffer and would be a nice summer treat to enjoy with swordfish skewers. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This inaugural vintage of Fortress Sauvignon Blanc is a gorgeous expression of the season in the North Coast. The nose is an aromatic bouquet of white flowers that include orange blossom, freesia and honeysuckle and is complemented with elements of vibrant citrus. Flavors of bright stone fruit, lime leaf and mandarin are evident on the palate. The mouthfeel is bright, minerally and refreshing.

Organic status: not organic

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