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Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Fancy Farm Girl Frissonesque Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Wine Review

Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Fancy Farm Girl Frissonesque Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Fancy Farm Girl Frissonesque Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2016-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Sue-Ann Staff

Agent: Churchill Cellars Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A crisp, dry, mouth-watering Niagara Sauvignon Blanc with racy acidity for seafood and shellfish. Aromas of grass, lemon, grapefruit and chives. Pair with asparagus, spring peas, salads, cheese pizza. Medium-bodied, no oak.

This Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Fancy Farm Girl Frissonesque Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was reviewed on July 4, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Zesty lemon-lime, ripe pink grapefruit, lemongrass and gooseberry. Medium bodied, balanced, mouthwatering high acidity. Long finish with persistence of pink grapefruit zest. Pairs well with pan seared filet of sole with lime infused butter sauce. Tasted 2016 vintage in Feb 2018. 90 points. Great value.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Fresh and vibrant! Lots of grassy, herbaceous notes on the nose along with some white grapefruit and lemon pith. Bright acidity really makes the grapefruit notes pop on the palate. More herbaceous on the finish. Perfect for spring dishes containing asparagus, lemon, or seafood, enjoyed on a warm spring afternoon.
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A nice, well made Sauvignon Blanc from Sue-Ann Staff in Niagara. This crisp wone was reductively made to be so refreshing it has a wee bit of CO2 to give your palate am extra zing. Is Frisson maybe a double entendre for exciting aaaaand frizzante?.. Or, like, am I reading too much into that?
Super pale lemon-green colour.
Lots of herbaceous zing to the palate. Citrus zest and a grassiness. A touch of melon too.
Flavourwise, lots more lime and grapefruit. Melon and chive and zest on the finish.
Put this with tuna or fish tacos. Something that naturally contrasts the fresh zing this wine has.

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