NORIA Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley
Created Especially to Pair with Japanese Cuisine or Delicate Cuisine with fresh ingredients to bring out the lively flavors of the wine. Clean, softer, vibrant, fruity and smooth, like Ginjo style of sake - very polished rice, a bit more modern than classic Junmai style.
WHY WE LOVE IT:
- Bevill Vineyard is the coolest part of the Russian River AVA
- Grapes mature slowly for supple mouth feel but great acidity
- Nori only chooses sustainably farmed vineyards
- Very limited production in America
- Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
WINEMAKER: Nori Nakamura: Larson Family, Artesa, Silenus, Jamieson Ranch, Pine Ridge
WHAT WE TASTED: Brilliant, light to medium straw color. With 3% Gewurztraminer, a lovely blossom of delicate fruit hits the nose with bright aromas of grapefruit, lime, pear, a hint of lychee, orange zest, bay leaf, flint stone, lemon grass, and pistachio. Yes, all that! Light kiss of neutral oak adds a supple mouth feel. Very long finish with juicy citrus. This is not grassy Sauv Blanc.
WHAT WE PAIRED:
- Honey cured hamachi with picked cucumbers, avocado and ginger vinaigrette
- Japanese tempura, yellowtail and white fish sushii
- Poached chicken breasts with mixed greens and creamy herb dressing
- Lobster and caviar dumplings, lobster consomme
- Citrus Burst cookies, Candied Orange peel dark chocolates from our exclusive chefs
PERSONALITY: NORIA means water wheel in Spanish, which represents positive elements of life such as water, nature, flow, and energy. Nori and Maria are a darling couple focused 100% on this niche winemaking - fruity, smooth and elegant, like sake. The grapes are brought to Napa and handcrafted in small lots. Nori always chooses single vineyards to bring out pure flavors and sense of place.
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