Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape variety with its origins in Bordeaux France. Sauvignon Blanc is grown best in cooler wine growing regions, favoring a long cool growing season with a slower ripening time to balance the acids and sugars. In California, Sauvignon Blanc grows in Napa Valley, Coombsville, Alexander Valley, Sonoma Coast, Mendocino Ridge, and the Central Coast. Worldwide, Sauvignon Blanc grows in Chile, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and France.
Sauvignon Blanc's flavor changes drastically depending on the climate of where it's produced. In cold climates, the grape has flavors of green grass, green apple, bell pepper, and elderflower. In moderate climates, the flavors are that of passion fruit and lime. In warm climates, the wine develops the flavor of ripe peaches, grapefruit, and apricot.
Sauvignon Blanc pairs with white meats including pork chops, chicken, turkey, and white fish including Tilapia and Sea Bass. Shellfish and shrimp are also excellent pairings. A light blue cheese, Brie, and goat cheeses also pair well with Sauvignon Blanc.