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92 • Ledson 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $28.
Pale silvery gold color. Aromas of grapefruit marmalade, gooseberry jam, and yellow pepper with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a juicy ripe citrus and honey finish. A deliciously ripe and appetizing sauvignon that will be great with almost everything from the air and sea. (tasted on Oct-29-2012)
91 • Adler Fels 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley $14.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of green and jalapeno peppers, grapefruit, and guava with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, mouthwatering finish. Deliciously zesty; will be great with Baja-style grilled chicken. (tasted on Oct-29-2012)
89 • Sea Mist 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley $17.99.
Pale golden silver color. Interesting aromas and flavors, of exotic tropical fruits, pickled pepper, and floral honey with a fruity medium body and a tangy orange honeydew, marinated nopales, and earth accented finish. Very tasty and crowd pleasing. (tasted on Oct-29-2012)
88 • Bianchi 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey $12.99. Best Buy.
Aromas and flavors of dusty yellow pepper, grapefruit yogurt, and guava with silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and tangy, nicely balanced finish. A very nice everyday white wine. (tasted on Nov-19-2012)
87 • Ledson 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley $28.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of lemon talc, mint, and roasted pepper with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, grassy, Meyer lemon, melon and apple accented finish. A nice earthy sauvignon for the table. (tasted on Oct-29-2012)
86 • Baron Herzog 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast $11. Best Buy.
Silvery straw green color. Aromas of floral talc, lemon, and lime leaf with a supple, dryish medium body and and tangy, honeyed citrus, earth and delicate spice finish. An earthy sauvignon for the table. Try with mushroom dishes. (tasted on Oct-29-2012)
84 • Cannonball 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast $14.99.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of baked lemon and creme fraiche with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tangy citrus and melon rind accented finish. A crisp quaffer. (tasted on Oct-29-2012)
83 • Coyote Creek 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, California $9.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale straw green color. Mild waxy, honeyed cream cheese, grassy aromas with a soft, dry light body and a brisk, overripe lemon and honey nut accented finish. Try with saganaki. (tasted on Oct-29-2012)