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