Complete your Tasting Worksheet as you complete each step. The most important points for these specific wines are highlighted throughout the tasting.
- Both wines should be clear.
Color and Intensity
- Sancerre has tinges of green in its color and is typically paler than New World Sauvignon Blanc.
- Made with riper grapes that have developed more color, California Sauvignon Blanc is more straw or yellow in color, and usually darker than Sancerre.
- The California Sauvignon Blanc is likely to have more persistent legs -- and a higher alcohol content.
Remember to record your observations on the Tasting Worksheet.