Sauvignon Blanc

Jul 082014
 
Monticello Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013Monticello Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Napa Valley, CA, $32 (S) – Rating 90

A robust nose of ruby red grapefruit, Meyer lemon, tropicals and bright spice. Bright acidity complimented by soft textures. Meyer lemon, ruby red grapefruit, citrus, spice and green apple flavors abound. Plenty of spice, citrus and tropical notes in the finish. Buy This Wine

 

Jul 072014
 
Mercy Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Zabala Vineyard 2013, Arroyo Seco, $20 (S) – Rating 91

Mercy Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Zabala Vineyard 2013Created solely from the rich and intriguing Musque clone of Sauvignon Blanc; fermented and aged in stainless steel barrels. Aromas of ripe pineapple, spice and honeycomb. A soft mouth-feel with juicy acidity. Complex yet integrated flavors of green apple, pineapple, Asian pear, spice and minerality, honeydew melon and citrus with tropical notes on finish. A real patio pleaser! Buy This Wine

 

Jun 172014
 
Alpha Omega Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2012Alpha Omega Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Napa Valley, CA, $38 (S) – Rating 92

A very pleasant bouquet featuring aromas of green apple, grapefruit, wet stone and spice. Lean on the palate with refreshingly crisp acidity. Integrated flavors of green apple, ruby red grapefruit and citrus complimented by hints of honeycomb, minerality and vanilla with notes of graham cracker in the finish. Buy This Wine

Jun 032014
 
Clark Claudon Wild_IrisClark Claudon Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Napa Valley, CA, $28 (S) – Rating 93

A beautifully balanced blend of Sauvignon Blanc clone 1 and Musque clone. Fermented in a combination of stainless steel, French acacia and French oak barrels with stirred lees for four months. Aromas of Meyer lemon, cream and minerality with a hint of spice. A soft round mouth-feel with balanced acidity and creaminess. Flavors of red apple, Meyer lemon, ripe pineapple and wet stone. Pineapple crème in the long finish. Buy This Wine

May 202014
 
Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $18 (S) – Rating 90

Stainless steel fermented creating a bright fruit forward wine. Blended with 9% SB Musque clone to add a little creaminess in the round mouth-feel. A full nose of lemon creme, tropicals, white pepper and spice. Crisp acidity with flavors of green apple, honeydew melon, Meyer lemon, pear and minerality with tropical notes in the long finish. Buy This Wine

 

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