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Daniel Chotard Sancerre 2014


Recommendation: A VERY GOOD Sancerre.

Winery/Producer: Daniel Chotard; Crezancy, France.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Sancerre; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $23.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company, Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Pan seared swordfish with lemon butter, roasted carrots, broccoli and cauliflower, baked potato, cucumber salad and garlic bread.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Pale wheat straw color with a slight green cast. Strong citrus and grassy aromas. Smooth as silk, a touch of creaminess and a delicious crispness; lots of Florida grapefruit in the taste along with soft mineral that continues through a long finish that’s full of flavors and ends very slightly tart. This was a PERFECT pairing with the swordfish…the two together we’re sensational, but the wine was delicious drinking alone after the dinner. This was a complex wine with flavors that continue to emerge as the wine warms. It’s a two thumbs up for me and I’ll call it a VERY GOOD Sancerre.

    She said: Light yellow green, clear, thin pokey legs. In the first taste the industrial hint in the aroma was at first a turn off but as time went on a grapefruit aroma emerged that was carried into the mouth and was delicious. Perhaps the IPA beer we had before dinner was the problem because it completely disappeared. The wine was smooth and almost creamy in the mouth and had a pleasantly long finish. It greatly complemented the dinner and I would search it out next time I had swordfish because it was so good with it. Although not a bargain wine it is well worth the price.

    Daniel Chotard Loire Valley vineyard

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Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: 7 61503 44326 7

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.

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