Tag: Sauvignon Blanc

Zwebner Estate Vineyard Judean Mountains 24.19 2019, Bethlehem




Pale yellow in color with a golden tint.

Sweet nose of honeydew, citrus, lemons, honey, spices, apples, herbs, light earth and minerals.

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

Very dry on the palate with green apples, limes, spices, light earth, herbs, light vegetables and white pepper.

Tangy finish with grapefruits and light almonds.

This is a very nice white Bordeaux blend from israel. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a crisp mouthfeel.

This 3-year-old is drinking very nicely now and better than a year ago.

Peaking now, but would be interesting to try it again in a couple of years.

Feels like a Bordeaux white with a Vouvrey twist. Loved the nose here.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food.

A blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented and aged separately in French oak barrels, on its lees. Kosher and not Mevushal.

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.


Flora Springs Family Estate Soliloquy 2021, Napa Valley, California



Light golden in color with a yellow tint.

Strong nose of gooseberry, limes, grapefruits, light earth, green apples, spices, grass and light sea salt.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter herbs, light vegetables, light tropical fruits, spices, earth and white pepper.

Long finish with light almonds and spices.

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc based blend from Napa Valley.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Has a light creamy feel, which is very enjoyable.

Nicely balanced and tangy, with a soft mouthfeel.

Showing nice complexity, which you don’t usually see at this young age. I can see it getting even better in the next 3 years.

I had it all by itself by the pool.

A blend of 73% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Chardonnay and 13% Malvasia. Aged for 7 months in used French oak barrels. A small production of 600 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.

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.

Chateau Guiraud Premier Cru Classé Sauternes 2003 Bordeaux, France





Deep golden in color.

Strong nose of honeydew, citrus, lemons, honey, spices, melons, oranges, tangerines, tropical fruits and pineapples. A really beautiful nose.

Full bodied and buttery with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with melons, red apples, honey, tropical fruits, spices, light earth, honeysuckle and white pepper.

Long finish with oranges and spices.

This is a fabulous dessert wine from Bordeaux, France.

Very complex with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

Delicious right out of the bottle, good by itself, and even better after an hour of airtime.

Thanks Scott for sharing this with me.

This 19 year old is smooth and generous. Rich and extracted. Sweet and well balanced.

I’ve had the 2009 vintage not too long ago, and this is showing so much better. What a wonderful surprise.

Paired very nicely with the blue cheese. Drank from a 375ml bottle.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$40.



Six Eight Nine Cellars Napa Valley White Wine 2020, California

Pale lemon in color.

On the nose spices, light oak, lemons, light grapefruits, green apples and light earth.

Full bodied and creamy with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, bitter herbs, light earth, diesel and spices.

Spicy finish with almonds and limes.

This is a nice and easy drinking white blend from Napa Valley.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel, and better when properly chilled.

A good afternoon wine, and good for parties too.

I paired it with a cheese plate and light appetizers.

A blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Aged in French oak barrels and stainless steel vats.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$24.

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.

Teperberg Winery Inspire Famitage 2019, Israel

Pale lemon in color with a light golden tint.

On the nose white flowers, citrus, melons, fresh spring water, spices, red apples and light tropical fruits.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

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

Spicy finish with limes and bitter herbs.

This is a very interesting white blend from Israel. Fruity on the nose and earthy on the palate.

Crisp and refreshing with a really unique nose.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of cheeses, olives and fresh fruits.

A blend of 50% Dabuki, 30% Gewürztraminer and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Kosher and not Mevushal.

12% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$26.