03/01 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - Blind Tasting Challenge - Sauvignon Blanc Version

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03/01 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - Blind Tasting Challenge - Sauvignon Blanc Version

PETIT WEEK IN WINE | March 1 - March 5 2023

This Week's Flight Showcase:

A Blind Tasting!

FOUR STYLES of Sauvignon Blanc.

Guess the origin of all four correctly,

and a bonus pour is on us! Plus bragging rights...

Happy March Everybody!

Once a quarter we bring you a special Blind Tasting Challenge!

This week, by popular demand, it's your opportunity to see how well you know Sauvignon Blanc!

This varietal is grown world-wide and we are asking you to taste four and let us know their country of origin. It's the perfect seasonal challenge to go along with the 70 degree weather we are experiencing. Simple, right?

The Blind Flight Challenge is a nice $19, starts Wednesday evening, and will continue through the weekend. Check hours for Myers Park and South End below.

See you soon and in case you missed yesterday's announcement, below are the details of our Alma Rosa Wine Dinner coming up at Dressler's on March 9th. It's filling up pretty quick...

Cheers to an early Spring!


Alma Rosa Wine Dinner on March 9th

at Dressler's Metropolitan

Private Dinner featuring Santa Barbara Icon, Alma Rosa Winery! The 5-course menu will be paired with 2 whites & 3 reds to highlight the exceptional terroir of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.

For additional information including the menu & pricing please CLICK HERE.

We hope you can join us!

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  • The Largest producer of Sauvignon Blanc and it grows mostly in the Loire Valley with Sancerre & Pouilly-Fumé being the two most famous regions.
  • Primary aromas & flavors: lime, green grass, chalky minerals and honeydew melon with razor sharp acidity and very light body.
  • High-end wines from these areas offer richer fruit flavors of white peach, fennel, lemon grass and ruby red grapefruit with good acidity, slightly higher alcohol levels and light-medium body.


  • Many regions within the US grow Sauvignon Blanc. There are two areas most known for it and they are North Coast, CA (which includes the AVA’s of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino) and Washington State.
  • Primary flavors of white peach, grapefruit, and honeydew melon with medium body, medium acidity and moderate alcohol.

New Zealand

  • New Zealand’s most planted grape is Sauvignon Blanc and the majority of the vineyards can be found in the Northern part of the South Island in Marlborough. New Zealand is a cool climate country.
  • Primary flavors of passionfruit, green pepper, lemongrass and gooseberry with razor sharp acidity and a weightier light-medium body (that often has a tiny touch of residual sugar to add this weightiness).


  • Most of the best Sauvignon Blanc vineyards lie in the “Costa areas” of Chile which are the cool valleys close to the ocean. You’ll find that most Chilean Sauvignon Blanc will be labeled with the Central Valley region, which is Chile’s largest agricultural area.
  • Primary flavors of grass, lime juice, green banana and pineapple with juicy high acidity and clearly distinguishable salinity.

South Africa

  • Despite the fact that South Africa has a dry warm climate, the region produces quite a sizable amount of high-quality Sauvignon Blanc. Within the Western Cape region there are several smaller, more distinct areas including Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Elgin (among others) that are known for producing barrel-fermented/aged wines with extreme power and finesse.
  • Primary flavors of green herbs, guava, and green pepper with light-medium body and acidity.
  • High-end wines offer up flavors of beeswax, jasmine flowers, honeysuckle, Meyer lemon and nut oils.


  • Austrian Sauvignon Blanc, formerly known as Muskat-Sylvaner, enjoys cult status, where it displays notes of lemon peel, hazelnut, smoke, flint, beeswax, honeycomb, smoke, ripe Mirabelle plum and wet walnut. 

Join us this week as we feature FOUR Sauvignon Blancs in a Blind Tasting Challenge format!

Mystery Sauvignon Blanc #1

Mystery Sauvignon Blanc #2

Mystery Sauvignon Blanc #3

Mystery Sauvignon Blanc #4

Full Blind Tasting Flight of 4 Wines - $19 (2.5oz pours)


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5:00 - 7:30pm Thursday & Friday

1:00 - 7:30pm Saturday 


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1:00 - 9:00pm Saturday

1:00 - 5:30pm Sunday

>> Did you Know?

The name Sauvignon is from the French word Sauvage meaning “wild.” It originated in the Loire Valley of France and is a parent grape of Cabernet Sauvignon (the other is Cabernet Franc).


Sauvignon Blanc is at least 500 years old and is the child grape of a rare French variety called Savagnin. You can still find Savagnin wines made in the tiny region of Jura in Eastern France close to the border of Switzerland.

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