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93 • Viansa 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County $20. Best Buy.
Ripe guava and grapefruit aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a rich honeyed Meyer lemon and ruby grapefruit finish. Sensational varietal character and mouthwatering style; try with fajitas. (tasted on Apr-16-2012)
93 • Ledson 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $28.
Rich aromas and flavors of guava, grapefruit and green pepper with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a snappy wheatgrass and pepper accented finish. Delicious, vibrant, and varietally on the money. (tasted on Apr-09-2012)
91 • Ledson 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley $28.
Pale golden straw color. Delicate aromas of green and pickled jalapeno peppers and straw with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a vibrant cling peach, apple, and ruby grapefruit driven finish. Stylish; try with mushroom tart. (tasted on Apr-16-2012)
91 • Tolosa 2011 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Edna Valley $22.
Rich aromas and flavors of green pepper, exotic tropical fruits, and grapefruit sorbet with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a crisp, hay, lemon pepper, and mineral accented finish. Great character and style. (tasted on Apr-09-2012)
91 • Trailhead 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $17.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of sautéed yellow pepper, bubblegum spice, and grapefruit-golden raisin chutney with a dry medium body and a haystack, fleur de sal and grapefruit zest driven finish. A nice dry, Old World styled table wine. (tasted on Apr-09-2012)
90 • Peirano 2009 The Heritage Collection, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi $12.99. Best Buy.
Zesty grilled coconut, Key lime, praline and mango aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy nectarine skin, salt, and earth finish. Not a lot of varietal character, but very tasty and stylish. (tasted on Apr-09-2012)
90 • Concannon 2011 Selected Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast $10. Best Buy.
Aromas of white strawberries, lemon chiffon, and pressed flowers with a supple, dryish medium body and a yellow pepper, baked citrus and grass accented finish. Very nice and a solid choice for the table. (tasted on Apr-09-2012)
89 • Estraié 2010 "Affaire", Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County $18.
Pale silvery straw color. Intricate aromas of tropical fruit custard tart with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a honeyed, crunchy nectarine finish. Delicious and versatile at the table. (tasted on Apr-16-2012)
87 • Frey 2010 Organic, No Added Sulfites, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino$12.50. Best Buy. Certified Organic
Aromas of macadamia buttercream, papaya custard and kiwi with a spritzy, dryish medium body and a melon rind, straw, and citrus pith accented finish. (tasted on Apr-09-2012)
85 • Donovan-Parke 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, California $14.99.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of olive, yellow pepper, and grapefruit custard, with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery citrus, nectarine, and grass accented finish. (tasted on Apr-09-2012)
84 • Maryhill 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley $9.95.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden silver color. Mild aromas of passionfruit pastry and lime with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tart green apple, peach pit and lemon finish. A crisp seafood wine. (tasted on Apr-16-2012)