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93 • Viansa 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County $22.
High toned aromas and flavors of gooseberries, pickled peppers,and grapefruit rind with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a zesty honeyed lime and herb driven finish. A fantastically flavorful and vibrant sauvignon blanc for all applications. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
92 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes $19.99. Best Buy. Sustainable Agriculture
Pale golden silver color. Bright floral aromas of guava, passionfruit, grapefruit and sweet pepper have great varietal character with a buoyant, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a melon and strawberry accented finish. Really impressive style and flavor. (tasted on Jan-12-2013)
92 • Nautilus 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $18.99. Best Buy.
Vibrant aromas and flavors of green pepper, grapefruit, and green tomato with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a very tangy, mineral, plantain and grassy earth accented finish. A delicious and exotic sauvignon blanc. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
92 • Voss 2012 Single Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $21.99.
Pale silvery golden color. Rich dill pickled pepper, grapefruit custard tart, and lime blossoms with a silky, dryish medium body and a grassy and citrus rind driven finish. A nicely structured and stylishly dry sauvignon blanc for the table or sipping. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
92 • Manos Negras 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley $14.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden color. Bold aromas of pickled banana pepper and honeyed, grilled grapefruit with a tangy, medium body and a mouthwatering, fresh cut grass and passionfruit custard accented finish. Great vibrancy and varietal character. (tasted on Jul-22-2013)
92 • Taltarni 2011 "Three Monks", Fumé Blanc, Victoria $20. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Bold oak and fruit aromas of sweet pepper, grapefruit, gherkin, and toasty profiterole with a tangy, medium body and a citrus custard, passionfruit, green apple, and delicate baking spice accented finish. Balanced oak makes this a pleasure to drink. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
91 • Brancott Estate 2011 Letter Series "B", Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $25.99.
Pale golden silver color. More subtle aromas suggest papaya, wheatgrass, sour sop and lime with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and tart citrus driven finish with a layer of chalk and grass underneath. A nicely refined and elegant NZ sauvignon blanc. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
91 • PEJU 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $22.
Nice nose of ripe melon and soft lemon cream aromas lead in rich tangy grapefruit custard flavors on the palate. Brilliant acidity translates into a wine that will sing with food. Pair with goat cheese salads. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
91 • Paradise Ridge 2012 Grandview Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley $22.
Silvery straw color. Aromas yellow pepper and grapefruit rind with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, juicy lemon and grassy earth finish. Great varietal flavors, balance and length. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
91 • Amizetta Vineyards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County $20.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon cream pie, baked yellow apple, and grass with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy citrus, nut and spice nuanced finish. Lovely flavor and balance for sipping or the table. (tasted on Aug-16-2013)
91 • Quasar 2013 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley $8.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Bold aromas of grapefruit, guava, green pepper, and passionfruit with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus, honey and quince finish. Vibrantly flavorful and well balanced for sipping or food. (tasted on Oct-17-2013)
91 • Grgich Hills 2011 Estate, Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley $30.
Light gold. Bold aromas of lemon, green pepper, jalapeno, white grapefruit and baked apples. Spicy and herbal with lemon-rosemary, cashew nougat, and green pepper accents. Interesting with a great, grassy pepper character. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
90 • Brancott Estate 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $13.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. Aromas of grapefruit custard, pickled green tomatoes, white chocolate and yellow pepper with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a very balanced citrus, melon, and nectarine skin accented finish. A rock solid NZ sauvignon blanc for all occasions. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
90 • Nederburg 2012 Winemaster's Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape $10.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw green color. Classic varietal aromas and flavors of grapefruit, roasted pepper, and wild grass with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a very polished, quartz like mineral accent on the finish. Stylish and balanced for sipping or the table. (tasted on Apr-11-2013)
90 • Peirano 2010 The Heritage Collection, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi $12.99. Best Buy.
Toasty lemon cream and coconut pie aromas with a hint of salt water taffy. Rounded attack, good length and balance. Supple baked apple finish with solid fruit and nicely framed out nutty oak. A very nice fumé style. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
90 • Canyon Wind 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Grand Valley $14.95. Best Buy.
Pale silvery straw color. Appetizing aromas of peach yogurt, angel food cake, and grapefruit custard with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and melon, kiwi and wheat grass accented finish. A zingy, mouthwatering sauvignon blanc with very style and balance. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
90 • Domaine Masson-Blondelet 2012 Pouilly-Fumé $38.
Golden yellow color. Bright aroma of white grapefruit, honey, cream with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp wheat grass, herb, and chalk accented finish. A very nice table wine; pair with mussels. (tasted on Jun-17-2013)
90 • Yorkville 2012 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands $18. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of caramelized citrus, passionfruit, and mango with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a zesty, lemon-lime curd and grass finish. Deliciously flavorful and balanced. (tasted on Jun-24-2013)
90 • Parkers Estate 2012 Tolleson High Corniche, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County $19.99.
Bright grapefruit, sweet pepper, green tomato, and passionfruit aromas with a sleek, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, melon, lime, and mineral accented finish. (tasted on May-20-2013)
90 • La Playa 2011 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Colchagua Valley $12/375 ml. Best Buy. Sustainable Agriculture|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Medium gold. Aromas of ripe pineapple, honeycomb, candied ginger, dried mango and salt water taffy. Ripe and luscious with beautiful balance. Finish is long and complex with layers of ripe fruit and washed rind cheese, ginger and cake icing. Well balanced, concentrated and complex. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)