Category: California Sauvignon Blanc

Lucky Rock Wine Co. County Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2020, California



Pale lemon in color.

Soft nose of limes, grapefruits, citrus, minerals and green apples.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples and spices.

Tangy finish with spices and limes.

This is a nice and simple Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County. Tangy and spicy. Crisp and refreshing.

Better after an hour of airtime, which surprised me. Easy drinking and good for parties.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers, and had it by the lake.

Aged in stainless steel vats for 6 months, with 8% in new French oak barrels. A small production of only 419 cases.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$17.

Belden Barns Wines Sonoma Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2020, California



Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Fruity nose with gooseberries, grapefruits, lemons, limes, light spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with grapefruit juice, lemons, citrus, apples, spices and white pepper.

Spicy finish with tangy limes.

This is a very enjoyable Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma Mountain. Easy drinking, crisp and refreshing. Fruit-forward and enjoyable by itself, with nice length on the finish.

A great porch wine. Nicely balanced with a touch of RS to balance the acidity.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

DoublePlus Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Napa Valley, California

Pale lemon in color.

Strong nose of gooseberry, white flowers, lemons, citrus, limes, light tropical fruits, green apples and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemon juice, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, spices and white pepper.

Medium length on the finish with tart lemons.

This is a nice surprise. Not your usual Napa Sauvignon Blanc. Feels like a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with less tropical fruits.

Simpler out of the bottle and really changed after 30 minutes of airtime.

Nicely balanced and refreshing. Not bitter, which I liked. Tangy and interesting.

Good by itself or with food and would pair nicely with seafood. I had it all by itself, by the pool.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

Rudd Estate Crossroads Mount Veeder Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Napa Valley, California

Light golden in color.

On the nose limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, spices, herbs, grass, light vegetables and white pepper.

Medium bodied with bright acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, light grapefruits, earth, spices, vegetables, herbs, black pepper and green tea.

Tangy finish with limes and herbs.

This is a very nice Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity and refreshing. Tangy, spicy and interesting. The alcohol is nicely integrated, although pretty high.

Good by itself and better with food. Would be wonderful with oysters.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers, and is very nice with the Spanish Manchego cheese.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$35.

Oak Farm Vineyards Lodi Sauvignon Blanc 2019, California

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Strong nose of limes, grapefruits, green apples, light minerals and citrus.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples and spices.

Medium plus in finish with lemons.

This is a nice surprise. A very nice Sauvignon Blanc from Lodi. Nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.

Easy drinking and fruit forward. great for the pool or for parties.

I had it all by itself by the pool.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$20.

Lapis Luna Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2019, California

Pale lemon in color.

Fruity nose of lemons, citrus, melons, apples and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs and spices.

Spicy finish with almonds.

This is a nice Sauvignon Blanc from California. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced, and neither sweet nor bitter.

A very nice pool wine that everyone would enjoy. Good for parties.

I had it by the pool with a cheese plate.

100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes were aged in stainless steel.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$16.

Materra Cunat Family Vineyards Oak Knoll District Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Napa Valley, California

Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Pronounced nose of citrus, apples, spices, melons, grapefruits and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, guava, spices, light herbs and black pepper.

Nice finish with spices.

This is a very enjoyable Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley.

Fruit forward and tangy with nice balance. Bright and refreshing. A nice, good quality, new world Sauvignon Blanc.

A good food wine, and good by itself as a sipping wine by the porch or pool.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$25.

Foyt Family Wines Sauvignon Blanc No. 60 2018, Sonoma Coast, California

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs and spices.

Medium finish with almonds and limes.

This is a nice Sauvignon Blanc from California. Easy to drink and enjoyable by itself or with food.

Showing a nice mouthfeel, and a nice wine to have by the pool.

I paired it with parmesan cheese and green olives.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$32.

Le Chanceux Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017, California

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Nice nose of lemons, citrus, light wood, light vanilla, yellow apples, spices, light tropical fruits and bananas.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, light grapefruits, limes, light wood, earth, vanilla, spices and white pepper.

Long finish with tangy citrus fruits.

This is great Sauvignon Blanc from Rutherford in Napa Valley. Nicely balanced and spicy, with a great mouthfeel.

Showing nice complexity with a little bit of oak and vanilla notes, but not overwhelming at all.

Alcohol is well-balanced as well, although high, so watch out.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with fresh oysters. Delicious.

Aged for 8 months in 20% New French oak barrels. A small production of only 50 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$29.

Robert Hall Paso Robles Sauvignon Blanc 2017, California

Pale straw in color with a golden hue.

Pretty nose with green apples, citrus, limes, lemons, light tropical fruits, minerals and white pepper.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, earth, green apples, light vegetables, grapefruits and white pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is an easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc from Paso Robles. Crisp, refreshing and good for the pool or parties.

I paired it with brie cheese and crackers.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$13.