Sauvignon Blanc

Jul 092012
2010 Sawyer Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA, $22(S) – Rating 89

A soft and round SB with neutral oak aging. Aromas of apple with notes of caramel. Subtle apple and caramel extend to the palate with pear and citrus and hints of apricot. A touch of zippy acidity rounds out the wine. Buy This Wine

Jul 082012
2011 Clark-Claudon Vineyards Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA, $28(S) – Rating 90

A Sauvignon Blanc of the first order. A lovely nose of citrus, pears and hints of green apple. 100% SB including the Musque clone, oak barrels and daily lees stirring results luscious mouth-feel offering flavors of citrus, pear, ripe pineapple and honeycomb with notes of oaky vanilla and spice. Plenty of zesty acidity to pair with lighter summer fare. Buy this Wine

Jul 082012
2011 Kunde Family Estate Magnolia Lane Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley. CA, $17 (S) – Rating 88

A soft nose of tropicals and herbs transcends into flavors of honeydew melon, white peach, grapefruit, guava and tropicals with herbal grassy tones and hints of creaminess, still with plenty of acidity. 1% Semillion and 5% barrel aging rounds out the edges and adds a touch of subtle complexity. Buy This Wine

Jun 192012
2011 Clif Family Winery The Climber Sauvignon Blanc, CA, $14 (S) – Rating 88

Get that patio party started with this easy drinking 100% SB. The glass will offer a nose of tropical citrus with notes of grapefruit and grass. Juicy flavors of pineapple, green apple and Meyer lemon, with a hint of honeycomb, balanced with touch of acidity on the palate. A patio party pleaser for sure. Buy This Wine

Jun 192012
2009 Ceja Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Coast, CA, $22 (S) – Rating 90

This non-malolactic SB offers a crisp nose of green apple and spice. A soft mouth-feel with juicy flavors of ripe pineapple, tropical citrus and apple with subtle notes of honeycomb, apricot and spice combined with balanced acidity. A great summer patio sipper. Buy This Wine