Posts Tagged ‘Sauvignon Blanc’

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


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