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Class 7: New World Model: California


Intensity and Identification

  • The Sauvignon Blanc grape is famous for its pungent, grassy, herbal aromas. Do you find these aromas in both wines?
  • Are the aromas in the California Sauvignon Blanc fruitier with more grapefruit and melon - and is the fruit riper than in the Sancerre?
  • Are there more earth and mineral aromas in the Sancerre than in the California Sauvignon Blanc?



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