Posts Tagged Sauvignon Blanc

2011 Chateau St. Jean Fumé Blanc, Lyon Vineyard, Alexander Valley

Light straw color. Grassy, herbal nose that shows melon, stone fruit, white flowers, and citrus blossom. It is clean and vibrant in the mouth, with juicy fruit that begs for the next sip. MSRP: $22 (November 2013) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2012 Tin Roof Sauvignon Blanc, California

A clear straw color. Aromas of melon, citrus, and grass. There is a juicy acidity in the mouth, which flattens out towards the finish. MSRP: $10 (October 2013) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2012 Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Light straw color with glints of emerald. Unmistakably Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, aromas of this white fairly burst from the glass, delivering gobs of white grapefruit, gooseberry, passionfruit, and sassy chili pepper. A sweet-tart juiciness... Read more

2012 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, California

Clear light straw color. The nose is delightfully perfumed, showing gobs of honeyed melon, banana, fig, and lemongrass. There’s a round mouthfeel through mid-palate, then a slate minerality takes over to the finish. Clean and refreshing, this is a... Read more

2012 Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

The rather narrow geographic focus — utilizing grapes from vineyards in the southern sector of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley — makes this a true terroir-driven wine. It’s sweetly perfumed (10% Sauvignon Musqué adds this dimension) and... Read more

2012 Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County

Forty years after David Stare produced his first Sancerre-inspired Fumé Blanc at Dry Creek Vineyard, the Sonoma County winery continues to craft one of America’s most dependable renditions. In outstanding vintages, it’s a highly concentrated... Read more

2009 Michel Redde ‘La Moynerie,’ Pouilly-Fumé, Loire, France

Clear straw color. Smoke and toast from French oak barrels frame honeyed floral notes, crisp acidity, minerality, lemon and fresh herbs. The wine is fully dry in the mouth, where the fruit plumps up with a sweet-tart juiciness. Spiced oak and juicy... Read more

2012 Sbragia Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

Clear light straw color. Floral aromas of white flowers, citrus blossom and cotton lead to scents of lemon, grapefruit and fleshier tropical fruits. The wine is juicy on the palate, showing sweet/tart citrus with a touch of green apple. The sweet... Read more

2012 Storm Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

Strongly scented and effusive, this miniscule-batch Sauvignon Blanc offers up a spring bouquet of orchids, pear tart and tropical mixed fruit. Almost more pleasing to smell than sip, it's well balanced and exceedingly drinkable on a hot California... Read more

2012 Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Brilliant straw color. Bright, varietal aromas of banana, passion fruit, grapefruit and light notes of hay lead to juicy flavors of pineapple, honeydew, lemon oil and passion fruit that linger a few seconds at the finish. This wine is clean, correct... Read more