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90 • Rutherford Ranch 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $14.
Pale silvery straw color. Elegant ripe gooseberry, red grapefruit, and straw aromas follow through on a round, silky entry to a dryish medium body with melon gelato and kiwi notes. Finishes with a long, earthy accented fade. A polished, stylish sipper or pair with oysters or mussels. (tasted on Apr-13-2009)
89 • Peju Province 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $22. Sustainable Agriculture
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of dried white flowers, beeswax, and melon custard follow through on a crisp entry to a dryish medium body with tart citrus and wheatgrass notes. Finishes with a long, refreshing citrus and mineral fade. Nicely styled. (tasted on Mar-30-2009)
88 • Heitz 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, St. Helena, Napa Valley. Organically Grown Grapes
Pale golden color. Spicy aromas of poached pear, custard, and green tea follow through on a crisp entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with citrus zest, gooseberry, and mineral notes. Finishes with a hay and lemon pith fade. (tasted on Mar-30-2009)
88 • Pedroncelli 2008 East Side Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley $12.
Aromas of lemon lip balm, sautéed yellow pepper, casaba melon, and gooseberry custard, follow through on a round, satiny entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with a touch of grass and flint. Finishes with very crisp, and tangy citrus and earth fade. A great choice for oysters. (tasted on Apr-20-2009)
86 • Vina Robles 2008 "Jardine", Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles $16.
Pale straw green color. Shy aromas of wax paper, banana bread, and nectarine follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with lemon curd and delicate pepper notes. Finishes with a crisp, grass and edible flower accented fade. (tasted on Apr-20-2009)
84 • R&B Cellars 2007 "Serenade in Blanc", Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast $12.
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of roasted almond nougat, apple core, and rubber eraser follow through on a soft entry to a dry light-to-medium body with tart kumquat and grass notes. Finishes with a crisp, drying fade. (tasted on Mar-30-2009)
83 • Mission Trail 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County $16.
Pale golden straw color. Interesting aromas of lemon cookie, toasted nut, and faint mocha. A soft entry leads to a dry light-to-medium body with clumsy grilled pepper and orange peel notes. Finishes with a tart, wet stone and reed accented fade. (tasted on Apr-20-2009)
81 • Martha Clara Vineyard 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, North Fork of Long Island $17.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Interesting aromas of mango, gooseberry jam, and matchsticks follow though on a crisp entry to dryish light-to-medium body with tart lemon and orange notes. Finishes with a quick, pithy, straw, aspirin, and flint fade. (tasted on Apr-20-2009)