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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 • 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)
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)
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)
88 • Robert Hall Winery 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles $14. Best Buy. Sustainable Agriculture
Enticing nose of lemon pastry and a hint of cream. Tangy earthy flavors follow, with a rich entry and good length. A lovely sipper. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
88 • Edna Valley Vineyard 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast $15. Best Buy.
Golden color. Bright aromas and flavors of grapefruit, green pepper, and gherkin with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a creamy, lightly grassy finish. Nice flavor and balance. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
87 • Castoro Cellars 2011 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles $15. Best Buy. Sustainability in Practice Certified
High toned in your face nose of pickle, lemon wafers and a hint of toasted grain. Big flavors follow with a subtle earthy underlayment. A fairly taut finish. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
87 • Chatom 2011 Estate-Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Sierra Foothills $16.
Aromas of toasted brioche and lemon cake with lively dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, kiwi, grass and peach and celery sodas accented finish. A fun zippy sauvignon blanc. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
87 • Barefoot NV Sauvignon Blanc, California $6.99. Best Buy.
Intense nose of all manner of pyrazines: jalapeno, tomato leaf, a bit of saddle sweat and lemon grass. Fun and complex. Nice attack and most of the flavors follow - would like a bit more length. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
86 • Mirassou 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, California $12. Best Buy.
Grilled lemons, a subtle tomato leaf scent and even a hint of cats pee. Rounded entry, and a bit of parchment in the short grippy, slightly sweet-tart finish. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
86 • Heritance 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $24.
Pale golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon bread, roasted pepper, and grass with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a nectarine skin, cream, and earth accented finish. A dry sauvignon blanc that will be good with grilled river fish. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
85 • Bordeleau 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Maryland $12.
Golden straw color. Stalky aromas suggest grilled citrus, charred nuts, and sour cream with a supple, dryish medium body and a kiwi, melon, yellow apple, and grass accented finish. A bit of a wild ride that finishes strong; pair with seafood gumbo. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
84 • Weibel Family 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Redwood Valley $14.95.
Silvery straw color. Earthy aromas of grass, melon rind, and yellow pepper with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a mellow starfruit accented finish. A dry sauvignon blanc for the table. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
82 • Nitty Gritty 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $29.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden color. Dusty aromas of pickled pepper, nettles, melon rind, and talc with a crisp dry light body and a brisk, lightly papery finish. (Both bottles sampled) (tasted on Apr-01-2013)