Posts Tagged ‘Sauvignon Blanc’

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

2011 Chateau de Sours Blanc, Bordeaux

A traditional blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, this wine is a very pale emerald green color. Warm scents of smoke and barrel rooms, with an underpinning of flint and minerals, lead to prickly notes of lime. Once in the mouth, the… Read more

2011 Marc Plouzeau Sauvignon Touraine, Loire Valley, France

Though not one of Plouzeau’s entirely biodynamic/natural wines, this entry-level Sauvignon is a standout for its piercing acidity and verve. Green apple, lime and flint minerality deserve in-season oysters or, in the summer, a bitter salad of… Read more

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