Sauvignon Blanc

Mar 172014
 
Broman Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Napa Valley, CA, $20 (S) – Rating 90

Sourced from two Napa vineyards. 100%Sauvignon Blanc fermented and aged in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation. Crisp and vibrant with a nose lemon creme, pineapple and citrus.  A touch of creaminess on the palate with balanced acidity giving way to flavors of pineapple, citrus and minerality with a hint of lime zest in the finish. Buy This Wine

Nov 172013
 
Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Napa Valley, CA, $24 (S) – Rating 89

Crisp with mouthwatering acidity just like Sauvignon Blanc should be. On the nose, grilled lemon and other enticing tropicals. Zesty but still a soft mouth-feel offering well integrated flavors of Meyer lemon, pineapple and pear with green apple on the finish. Buy This Wine

Aug 222013
 
2012 Alpha Omega Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA, $33 (S) – Rating 92

An excellent example of what Napa Sauvignon Blanc can be. A beautiful floral nose with notes of citrus and honeysuckle. Balanced acidity with a round mouth-feel offering flavors of pineapple creme, lemon minerality and bright spice. Pairs well with summer fare and lighter meats…or just sit back and enjoy it for what it is. Buy This Wine

Aug 222013
 
2011 Trione Vineyards & Winery River Road Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, CA, $23 (S) – Rating 90

A very well rounded SB with crisp acidity. Aged for 4 months in neutral oak barrels to round off the edges. Aromas of lemon creme, wet stone and a hint of orange zest. Robust and slightly tart flavors of Meyer lemon, lime and minerality with notes of green apple as the wine opens. Pair with creamy cheeses, grilled chicken or other lighter fare. Buy This Wine

Jun 182013
 
2012 John Anthony Vineyards Church Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Carneros, CA, $45 (S) – Rating 93

A truly extraordinary Sauvignon Blanc from an intimate Carneros vineyard. A delicious blend of juicy acidity and minerality with a creamy mouth-feel. Opens with bouquet of baked pineapple and tropical aromas with distinct notes of flinty minerality. Balanced on the palate offering flavors of ripe pineapple, citrus and minerality with subtle hints of apricot and honeysuckle. Meyer Lemon is the star of the long finish. Buy This Wine

Jun 122013
 
2012 John Anthony Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA, $22(S) – Rating 91

A refreshing wine on a warm summer evening, interesting enough to stand alone and inviting enough to pair with fresh summer fare. Expressive aromas of baked pineapple and white peach with floral notes to round out the experience. Mouth-watering acidity for excellent food-pairing with creamy yet crisp flavors of ripe pineapple, tropicals, Meyer lemon and minerality with hints of lime in the finish. Buy This Wine

Jun 082013
 
2011 Alpha Omega Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA, $38 (S) – Rating 92

Think sunny warm summer afternoon with friends. This SB opens with a creamy nose of pineapple and minerality with notes of Meyer lemon. Creamy on the palate with crisp acidity. Lovely flavors of ripe pineapple, Meyer lemon and granny smith apple on the very long finish. Enjoy on its own or with lighter fare. Buy This Wine

May 132013
 
2012 Kelly Fleming Wines Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA, $36 (S) – Rating 92

Made from predominately Sauvignon Blanc,  Sauvignon Musque clone. All lees aged with 62% in French oak. Don’t be tempted to over-chill; this beauty shows best as the temp. rises to pleasantly cool. A temptingly crisp nose of pineapple, citrus, white peach and intriguing aromatics. A round mouth-feel with juicy acidity offering flavors of ripe pineapple, citrus, minerality and hints of green apple. Lovely subtle notes of key lime and honeysuckle on the finish. Buy This Wine