Tangent Estate Sauvignon Blanc is White Wine from Edna Valley, California
This wine is not your typical California white wine. But it is the type of white wine you would expect from John Niven and Michael Blaney. They “went off on a Tangent” in the 1990′s. With wine master Christian Roguenant, they produce a a fine white wine that is similar to the styles of France’s Loire Valley and Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough in Australia.
When John and Michael “went off on a Tangent” they wanted a break from Chardonnay that their family’s have made for years. They came up with this version of Sauvignon Blanc. They are also known for some unusual wines called Albarino and Riesling.
Edna Valley is different than it’s wine neighbors on California Central Coast. It is just miles from the Pacific and the valley runs east and west. Most of the valley’s there run north and south. Because of this exposure the valley gets rolling fog and gentle ocean breezes that cause the grapes to ripen early and stay on the vine longer. This allows the grapes to have a concentrated, aromatic flavors.
Tangent Estate Sauvignon Blanc is not oaked, on the dry side, light in body and enjoy at 45 degrees
Tangent Sauvignon Blanc goes well with light seafood like crab, grilled tilapia, shrimp, pasta tossed in olive oil and many cheeses. Beside as a beverage, my two favorites food with Tangent Estate Sauvignon Blanc is fresh sushi and goat cheese.
Winemakers Notes for Tangent Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Apperance: Light green gold in the glass
Aroma: Fresh peas in a pod, enticing passion fruit and zingy citrus
Taste: Brimming with green apple, lemon, lime, and grapefruit. Mouthwatering! (13.5%)