Rogers Vineyards bottle

Rogers Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc, 2014

Lake County, north of Napa, produces some of California’s most expressive, classically styled Cabernet Sauvignons and Sauvignon Blancs. The Clear Lake appellation benefits from cool winds whipping across the lake itself—the state’s largest freshwater body. This effect allows grower Larry Rogers to let the cool, sunny climate ripen his grapes slowly and evenly. He knows from 45 years of farming that the less he intervenes, the better the wine.

Profile

Rogers Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc is a vibrant, light-bodied white with lush tropical-fruit flavors balanced with Old World-style lemon and mineral characters. The medium, fresh acidity makes your mouth water for a second sip.

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SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Peach
Lemon
Mango
Crushed stones

Pairing

These vibrant wines often taste of passion fruit or citrus, sometimes accented with an herbaceous note. A fruity-zesty balance, a signature of Sauvignon Blanc, is what makes these wines delicious with goat cheese (a staple pairing in France’s Loire Valley); the wine makes the cheese taste creamier.

TASTING TIP

Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with seafood since it acts the same as a squeeze of fresh lemon—drawing out the food’s flavor and refreshing your palate.

A bright, zesty white with complex flavors and aromas is what you need to stand up to cauliflower's delightfully funky flavor.

Uncork a zesty white that can cut the dish's richness and also stand up to the bite of the marinated apple. Cool pairing.

A light, refreshing white wine matches the tomatoes' acidity and tempers the cheesy richness.

This Sauvignon Blanc has the body to complement the ricotta and the buttery breadcrumbs—and the acidity to lighten them up, too.

This clean, bright Sauvignon Blanc draws out the sweetness of the tomato sauce and accents the cabbage's flavor.

This Sauvignon Blanc's melon and citrus notes accent the tart kumquats, while its freshness reins in the chicken's richness.

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More About The Wine

The Clear Lake appellation is one of the coolest viticultural climates in all of California. The steady, even temperature across daytime and night is ideally suited to growing Sauvignon Blanc. Here the grape develops New World tropical flavors while retaining Old World-style minerality.

DID YOU KNOW?

Most Sauvignon Blanc is light, refreshing and affordable. But the grape is also used to make a dense, sweet, expensive dessert wine from the Bordeaux region Sauternes.

  • VARIETY
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • VINTAGE
    2014
  • VINEYARD
    Rogers Vineyards
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Clear Lake, Lake County, California
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (no oak)
  • SOIL
    Loam, sand and gravel
  • ALCOHOL
    13.4%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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