Sauvignon Blanc

Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Le Paradis Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Served double blind. The wine appears a very pale, golden color with medium viscosity. Medium+ intensity and quite attention grabbing. Notes of pear, white peach, citrus fruit, minerals, white flowers and some hard to describe non-fruit characteristics that I was having a hard time pinning down…something herbaceous? On the palate, again pears, white peach, and limestone minerals. High acid. Long and satisfying finish. I called Chenin Blanc from Vouvray mostly because it had a very Loire feel to it…but I didn’t love my pick…mostly because I didn’t get the lanolin thing that I usually get from Chenin. Totally forgot about the possibility of Sancerre from a producer like Vacheron. Wow. And now that the glass is empty I’m getting a faint whiff of pyrazines. This was really good and now I need more Vacheron in my life! — a day ago

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Kurtatsch Cortaccia (Michael Chiarrelo)

Kofl Alto Adige - Südtirol Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The pale yellow wine gives a hint of oak on the nose, along with citrus and stone fruit. The palate shows lemon, orange peel, apricot and that hint of oak. The grassy notes are kept to a minimum, which is fine with me, and leaves this as one of the tastier Sauvignons I have encountered. — 9 days ago

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Tiare

Collio Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This Sauvignon is tinted a very light gold, almost clear. The nose gives aromas more common to New World Sauvignon Blancs - grass, herbs, salinity. The grassiness is not, however, on par with, say, a New Zealand SB. It’s a little more restrained than that. On the palate, citrus minerality is the rule, with an extremely fresh acidity. The lemon-lime flavor comes back on the lengthy finish. Fish is a great pairing for this wine, something along the lines of a tuna salad or nicoise would be ideal.
— 10 days ago

Anthony, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Bevan Cellars

Dry Stack Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Hazy straw. Wonderful nose of lemon rind m, straw, and menthol. Full bodied palate of verbena, pear, citrus, birch, and a host others in layer upon layer. Firm acidity from entry to the slight mineral flintiness on the finish. Rich seafood or poultry dishes will shine especially well. I’m having mine with scallops and my drinking partner with Parmesan encrusted chicken. Drink now through 2024. — 2 days ago

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Ron R

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I was wondering what the 19 would do in the glass. Thanks for the post.

Bosco del Merlo

Turranio Lison-Pramaggiore Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This pale yellow wine has a fragrant nose with some grassy, herbal notes, although not as grassy as the Tiare. There is a nice floral element and some tropical fruit, too. The palate shows a great Sauvignon Blanc flavor profile - citrus, minerals, herbs - and an acidity which is pleasant enough without getting too crazy. I sometimes find Sauvignon to be a little much on the palate for my taste, but that is not the case with the Turriano. It is a very nice sip and wonderful match for rice or pasta dishes, especially those with an herbal flair to them. BTW, this wine is Friuli DOC. — 9 days ago

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Domaine du Salvard

Delaille Cheverny Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Always a favorite Loire Valley white! Whoa! This is very reminiscent of a New Zealand SB! That cat box aroma/taste (I know that sounds weird) is standing up very proud! Although not quite the acidic finish from NZ. An excellent selection if you can accept the funk! — 4 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Sounds good! Cheers! 🍷🙂

Vini Viti Vinci

Sauvignon

Bright ripe with a tang that reaches the way back sides of your tongue.

Smells of greens and yellows - Smokey green herbs and sliced yellow starfruit.

Has a fleshy, creamy texture sitting under sour tropical fruits - tastes like key lime pie and mango sorbet and candied Limoncello.
— 12 days ago

Ted, Severn and 15 others liked this

Louis Lunel

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Needs some air to come around, but then the nose shows a nice balance of musky gooseberry and crisp pear fruit, together with wet chalky minerality. Lots of flavor concentration in the mouth, with a big initial whack of stone which then recedes and let the fruit come through. Very crisp, with mouthwatering acids increasing as the finish recedes. Wish I had some clams casino right now! — 2 days ago

Ira, Jay and 16 others liked this

Lail Vineyards

Blueprint Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Aged in 50% new French oak for 4 months, then in stainless, pale lemon with aromas of tropical and stone fruits with blossom notes. On the palate vibrant flavors of apple, pear and lemon with a zesty punch and a nice touch of vanilla. Savory, long finish ending with mineral and biscuit notes. Very nice. Tasting Sample! — 2 days ago

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Eric Urbani

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@Sipping Fine Wine Their Georgia SB is outstanding.

Altamura

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

2016 - Honeysuckle, luscious bouquet; golden hue; great legs; viscous, lightly acidic, slightly late harvest, touch of citrus, light honey finish; still the best Sau Blanc there is, the one to beat; without a doubt! — 4 days ago

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