Category: California Sauvignon Blanc

Titus Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2021, California




Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Nose of citrus, limes, green apples, pears, light spices, herbs and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

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

Tangy finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc From Napa Valley. Easy drinking and fruit forward.

Good by itself or with food. A great party wine and good for the pool too.

Rich and tasty. Crisp and refreshing with a nice mouthfeel.

Would be nice to revisit it in a year or two.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 96% Sauvignon Blanc and 4% Viognier. Aged in (used) French oak barrels for 4 months.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$28.

Chalk Hill Estate Winery Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Russian River Valley, California

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Strong nose of gooseberries, citrus, limes, green apples, light grass, spices, minerals and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and thick legs.

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

Nice length on the finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is a very tasty Sauvignon Blanc from Chalk Hill in Sonoma County. Fruit forward and easy drinking.

Spicy, tangy and interesting. Crisp and refreshing.

Nicely balanced and good by itself or with food. A good pool wine as well.

Will pair nicely with oysters. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Sauvignon Gris and 3% Sauvignon Musqué. Aged for 7 months in (60%) French oak barrels and stainless steel vats.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$22.

Patent Wines Yountville Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Napa Valley, California

Pale lemon in color with a green tint.

Very aromatic nose of white flowers, citrus, limes, green apples, gooseberry, light tropical fruits, spices, guava, lemon peel and herbs.

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

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

Spicy finish with almonds and limes.

This is a tasty Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley. Spicy, refreshing and tangy.

Feels very much like a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and better after 15 minutes of airtime.

A good pool wine that I paired with a beautiful day by the beach. Will also pair nicely with oysters.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$33.

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


Pale lemon in color.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Showing limes, citrus, green apples, spices, minerals, light grass, herbs, light gooseberry and white pepper.

Dry on the palate with nice length on the finish.

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. Crisp and refreshing, and feels young for a 4 year old Sauvignon Blanc.

I had this vintage almost 2 years ago, and it is drinking better now.

Nicely balanced with lots of fruits to balance the acidity. Alcohol is nicely integrated by now.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when complexity comes in.

Drinking very nicely now and will continue in the next few years.

A blend of 86% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Sauvignon Gris and 2% Sémillon. Aged in mostly French oak barrels for 9 months (9% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$37.

Hook or Crook Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2020 Lodi, California

Pale lemon in color.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate and good right out of the bottle.

Showing limes, grapefruits, lemons, light vegetables, almonds and spices.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a simple Sauvignon Blanc from Lodi California. Fruit forward and easy drinking.

Will pair nicely with seafood, and a good pool wine too. Nice and refreshing.

I had it all by itself by the lake.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$12.

Kukeri Wines Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2021, California



Pale lemon in color.

Strong fruity nose of lemons, citrus, melons, tropical fruits, metals and light herbs.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green and red apples, spices, earth and white pepper.

Tangy finish with bitter herbs and limes.

This is a very tasty Sauvignon Blanc from Russian River Valley.

A good quality wine, easy drinking and crisp with nice complexity.

This Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a nice sipping wine. Great by the porch or pool.

I paired it with a grilled red snapper. Would pair nicely with oysters too.

A tiny production of only 57 cases made.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

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.