Posts Tagged ‘Sauvignon Blanc’

2011 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

For over a decade, Kim Crawford has produced consistently correct and compelling New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and this one is no exception. Varietal nose full of gooseberry, green melon and white grapefruit, with herbal notes. In the mouth, there is… Read more

2011 Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Reminiscent of the winery’s wonderful Sauvignon Blanc bottlings of the late 1980s and early ’90s, the wine’s initial whiff of cat pee dissipates quickly, leaving impressions of white flowers, fresh hay, lime, tropical fruit, green melon and… Read more

2011 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Decidedly French in construction and vinification, with 24% Semillon and aged five months on the lees in 100% French oak (15% new). Clear pale straw color with a touch of lime green. Pungent aromatics include bright lime, flint, fig, cream and… Read more

2011 Stinson Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Monticello, Virginia

French-style Sauvignon Blanc fermented in stainless steel and concrete; it’s refreshing to see a Virginia white that doesn’t just aim for flavors of melon, grapefruit and flowers. Here, we get additional notes of spring grass and young green… Read more

2011 Clayhouse Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Light straw color. A varietal nose of hay, gooseberry and ripe tropical fruit, along with a soapy minerality. In the mouth, the wine picks up lime notes, ending with a soft fruitiness. An easy-drinking, warm-weather sipper. MSRP: $14 (August… Read more

2010 Tangent Sauvignon Blanc, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley

Straw color. A classic herbal/grassy nose leads to impressions of ripe melon and citrus fruit. The wine is bright in the mouth, with a solid acid backbone. Get some fresh oysters on the half-shell and enjoy. MSRP: $13 (August 2012) Wine Lines… Read more

2011 J. Lohr Sauvignon Blanc, Carol’s Vineyard, St. Helena, Napa Valley

Straw color. Pungent and perfumed, showing layers of grass, gooseberry, passion fruit and herb notes. A juicy grapefruit flavor emerges in the mouth, along with pineapple. Fresh, balanced and ready to drink. MSRP: $24 (August 2012) Wine Lines… Read more

2010 Beckmen Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

Light straw color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple, cream, melon and herbs. This is a balanced wine, with the fruit following through on the finish. MSRP: $16 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:… Read more

2011 Nadia Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara County

Medium straw color. Bright aromas of banana, pineapple, papaya and other tropical fruit, joined by some spice notes. Nicely rounded in the mouth. Enjoy with sautéed white fish in a cream sauce. MSRP: $18 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:… Read more

2011 Decoy Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pale straw color. Tropical fruit aromas of banana and passion fruit are joined by new-mown grass, crisp citrus and green apple. Entering the palate, piquant passion fruit dominates, picking up an edge of chalkiness toward the finish. Balanced and… Read more