2018 Rickshaw Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Rickshaw Sauvignon Blanc; California, USA
Winemaker Notes; This 2018 Sauvignon Blanc has a blend of tropical fruit flavors framed by slight savory notes. It opens up with beautiful aromatics of jasmine, white peach, passion fruit, and a hint of fresh meadow. Flavors of candied lemon, orchard fruits, mint, and sage lead to a hint of guava on the zippy finish. With great acidity and minerality, this wine is ideal for summer sipping.
Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in emerging and established wine regions all over the world. While the grape may be more readily associated with the Loire Valley (for its pivotal role in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé), it is more likely to have originated from Bordeaux, where it is typically blended with Semillon.
California is the largest and most important wine region in the USA. It accounts for the southern two-thirds (850 miles or 1370 kilometers) of the country’s west coast. (Oregon and Washington make up the rest.) The state also spans almost ten degrees of latitude. With mountains, valleys, plains and plateaux, California’s topography is as complex as its climate, offering winegrowers a bewildering choice of terroir. Californian wines only rose to global renown in the past few decades (notably after the Paris Judgment of 1976). However the state’s viticultural history dates back more than 200 years.
RICKSHAW is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of wines with elegance, purity, and sophistication. Rickshaw is sourced across California from sustainable vineyards, enabling a selection from diverse appellations to craft the highest quality wine at the best price possible. Since the first vintage of Rickshaw, the have fine-tuned and consistently added to their rolodex of sources for high quality grapes over the years. Rickshaw now works with several key growers in multiple AVA’s throughout California to provide a consistent blend that is true to the Rickshaw style.