Tag: Sauvignon Blanc

Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes 2013, France



This is a delicious dessert wine from France. Sweet on the palate with great complexity.

Showing honey, yellow apples, apricots, spices, sweet nectar, white wild flowers, melons, brown sugar and spices.

Medium bodied with high acidity.

Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

Thank you Barry for sharing this with me.

This needs no food. Just sip and enjoy.

This 8 year old will continue age nicely in the next 40 years.

Just delicious.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

$160 (375 ml).

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.

Fall Creek Vineyards Lescalo Chenin Blanc 2019, Texas



Pale lemon in color, almost see through.

Very aromatic nose of white flowers, grapefruits, limes, green apples, spices, honey and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, spices, honeysuckle, earth, light river rocks and sea salt.

Tangy finish with light almonds.

This is a nice and easy drinking Chenin Blanc from Texas. Tangy and interesting.

The nose is kind of sweet, suggesting a sweet palate, yet it’s dry. Really enjoyed the nose.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with Ahi Tuna Sashimi.

A blend of 90% Chenin Blanc and 10% Sauvignon Blanc.

9.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$18.

Aridus Wine Company Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Arizona

Pale lemon in color.

Fruity nose of lemons, citrus, pineapples, minerals, kiwifruit, light white flowers, green apples and white pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with lemon juice, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, spices, limes, tropical fruits and pineapples.

Nice length on the finish with tangy limes.

This is a very tasty surprise. This is my first Arizona wine and that’s a good start.

An easy drinking and well balanced Sauvignon Blanc. Tangy and enjoyable by itself or with food.
Neither tart nor bitter, just the way I like it.

Good right out of the bottle and good as a sipping wine.

I had it all by itself, by the lake.

12.4% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.

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.

Chateau Loudenne Saint Yzenes Le Chateau Bordeaux Blanc 2017, France

Very light golden in color with a green tint.

On the nose citrus, grapefruits, green apples, earth, herbs, black pepper, spices and bitter vegetables.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Tangy finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This is a very nice white Bordeaux. Crisp and good right out of the bottle. Even better after some air time.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now which is nice to see. Nicely balanced, and still fresh and crisp.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with meats and cheeses. paired very nicely with the duck liver Pâté.

A blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon. Aged in French oak barrels (33% new).

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$27.

King Frosch Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Pfalz, Germany

Light yellow in color with a green hue.

On the nose citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, minerals and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Tangy finish with lemons and sea salt.

This is a nice Sauvignon Blanc from Germany. Easy drinking and great for the pool. Tangy and engaging with nice balance.

Good by itself or with food. Better when properly chilled, and would pair very well with seafood.

12% alcohol by volume.

89 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.

Flam Winery Blanc Unoaked 2017, Israel

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Fruity nose of citrus, limes, lemons, grapefruits, green apples, spices, herbs, minerals, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium-plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and crispy on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, herbs and spices.

Long finish with limes and almonds.

This 3 year old Sauvignon Blanc/ Chardonnay blend is drinking very nicely now. Still nice and crisp, and good for the pool. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Really shows the complexity when not too cold. Better after 30 minutes of airtime and nicer when not very chilled.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a gorgeous day by the pool.

A blend of 58% Sauvignon Blanc and 42% Chardonnay grapes from the Judean Hills region. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$33.

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.