Posts Tagged ‘Sauvignon Blanc’

2012 Macari Vineyards ‘Katherine’s Field’ Sauvignon Blanc, North Fork of Long Island

Named after winery co-owner Katherine Macari, “Katherine’s Field” is a block of the Macari estate vineyard that features plantings of Sauvignon Blanc. The 2012 vintage had a somewhat muted nose when sampled, but if it follows past vintages, it… Read more

2010 Trione Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley

Light straw color. Unabashedly herbaceous, this wine delivers varietal aromas of gooseberry, lime, sun-dried cotton, hay, herbs and sweet pea that fairly leap from the glass. The wine is juicy in the mouth, showing plump fruit balanced against a… Read more

2012 Echo Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Light straw color. The perfumed, varietal nose delivers aromas of sweet pea, herbs, lime, chili pepper, wet stones, grapefruit pith and gooseberry. Bright and lively in the mouth, this wine has a juicy, sweet-tart quality that invites the next sip…. Read more

2011 Field Stone Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

Light straw color. There is nothing shy about the nose of this wine, from first whiff of cat pee and moist hay through to the ample green citrus and tropical fruits and, finally, notes of vanilla and coconut. It’s better in the mouth, showing… Read more

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