Sauvignon Blanc

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

Mar 092013
2010 Trione Vineyards & Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA  $23 (S) – Rating 92

A very dry and crisp Sauvignon Blanc with a bouquet of citrus, honeysuckle and white spices. A wonderful balance of acidity and mouth-feel with flavors of green apple, pineapple and citrus with notes of ruby red grapefruit and minerality. A great food pairing wine with lighter and summer fare. Buy This Wine