The Ava Grace California Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is one of the many brands from The Wine Group, the second-largest US wine company and the third in the world in terms of volume. Ava Grace has a full line of wines and the winemaker is Andrea Brambila.
The Ava Grace California Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a lifestyle wine, they have a website but do not offer any information about the farming of the grapes or the making of the wine. The website shows the bottle with its pretty label among blooming flowers and there is a video of young women having fun and drinking Ava Grace.
Since The Wine Group is such a successful wine producer I can not complain about the lack of technical information. Their customers want a pretty label and a wine that tastes good and doesn’t care about making the wine.
So what do we know about this Sauvignon Blanc? The vineyards are located in California and the wine was probably fermented and aged in stainless steel vats, which is a standard issue for Sauvignon Blanc in this price range.
This wine has a pretty label, but everything we are going to know about the Ava Grace California Sauvignon Blanc 2020 will come from the tasting section. The alcohol content is a mild 12%.
The Ava Grace California Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Tasting Notes
The color is very pale butter yellow, almost clear. The nose is subtle and lightly grassy, with lemon, melon, soft spice, green apple, and pear. The Ava Grace California Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a slightly spicy, sleek Sauvignon Blanc.
This Sauvignon Blanc tastes like tart grapefruit juice, lemon/lime (not sweet), and a slap of exotic spice, peach, and pear. The mid-palate adds some tropical fruit and tart tangerine. The acidity is balanced and stays out of the way.
- The Ava Grace California Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a fine sipping wine.
- It probably will not convert drinkers of New Zealand or Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc, but is an enjoyable wine.