Sauvignon Blanc

Jun 032012
2010 Parducci Small Lot Blend Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino County, CA, $11 (S) – Rating 89

Looking for a great go-to SB this summer…This double Gold Medal winner may be the answer. A great value, this Mendocino SB opens with a nose of apple and pineapple. Clean flavors of pineapple, citrus, melon, pear, granny smith apples and river stone are complimented by enough zippy acidity to pair well with summer fare. Buy This Wine

May 012012
2009 Prix Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Moskowite Ranch, Block 53, Napa Valley, CA, $30 (S) – Rating 90

Yummy…Prix by Hagafen Cellars, this Sauvignon Blanc opens with a nose of herbal citrus and notes of vanilla. Soft and round on the palate with flavors of Meyer lemon creme, orange zest and minerality with enough zippy acid to pair well with light and bright dishes.

May 012012
2011 Pedroncelli Winery Sauvignon Blanc, East Side Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA, $13 (S) – Rating 88

Pull up a chair on the sun drenched patio for this Pedroncelli Winery Sauv. Blanc. A bright citrusy nose of lemon-lime. Soft in the mouth offering flavors of tangy lemon, honeysuckle, tropicals and Meyer lemon combined with a little minerality and zippy acidity. Should pair well with lighter summer fare.

Apr 262012
2011 Trinchero Mary’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Calistoga, Napa Valley, CA, $24 (S) – Rating 90

A fun Sauvignon Blanc, perfect for a sunny afternoon. A soft nose of herbal citrus with a hint of orange. The palate is caressed with pineapple, notes of stone fruit, tropicals, banana, citrus and clean river stone combining to create a round mouth-feel with moderate acidity. 100% Sauvignon Blanc – 100% Stainless steel fermentation

Mar 242012
2010 Patianna Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino, CA, $17 (S) – Rating 92

Winemaker Mike Lee left this world too soon. He left us however, with this wonderful Sauvignon Blanc from Patti Fetzer’s Patianna Estate. Made from organic grapes, using only stainless steel and no malolactic fermentation, the wine is crisp but still has an enticing soft and round mouth-feel. The nose offers aromas of melon, citrus and a hint of wet stone and crème. Flavors of ripe grilled pineapple, melon, minerality, white stone fruit and honeysuckle combined with balanced acidity and creaminess creates a wine that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with summer fare.