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91 • Hagafen 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $24.
Pale golden color. Effusive aromas and flavors of banana chip, grapefruit marmalade, and tropical fruits with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a creamy vanilla and straw accented finish. Excellent range and depth of tropical flavors. Try with fish and chips. (tasted on Apr-07-2014)
90 • Grgich Hills 2012 Estate, Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley $30.
Pale golden yellow color. Slightly smoky aromas of grilled grapefruit and green peppers and gherkins with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy ripe mango and passionfruit accented finish. A delicious, zesty sauvignon blanc for all occasions and especially grilled shrimp. (tasted on Apr-07-2014)
88 • Envy Wines 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $24.
golden straw color. Aromas of grass, lemon, and nut with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a crisp, melon, apple and nougat finish. A pleasant sipper. (tasted on Apr-07-2014)
85 • Esser Vineyards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey $10.99.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of white grapefruit, yellow apple, and sweet grass with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a straw, melon and cream accented finish. Good varietal character. (tasted on Apr-07-2014)
88 • Castoro Cellars 2013 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles $15. Best Buy. Sustainability in Practice Certified
Aromas and flavors of tropical fruit salad, melon and lemongrass with tart dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp, green apple skin finish. A nice well rounded sauvignon blanc. (tasted on Mar-31-2014)
87 • Ordaz 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley $20.
Aromas of yeasty lemon custard pastry with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a cream, lime leaf, melon and clementine sorbet, and grass accented finish. (tasted on Mar-31-2014)
86 • Envy Wines 2012 Estate Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Calistoga $50.
Toasty aroma of lemon curd pastry, nougat and cream with a silky, dryish medium body and a tangy, orange spice cake accented finish. (tasted on Mar-31-2014)
86 • Falkner 2012 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley $19.95.
golden silver color. Aromas of roasted peppers and grapefruit and passionfruit have a touch of yeast with a silky, dryish medium body and a delicate honeydew melon and yellow apple skin finish. A nice mellow sipper. (tasted on Mar-31-2014)
85 • Pedroncelli 2013 East Side Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley $14.
Aromas of aloe, overripe melon, and guava with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a citrus ice and earth finish. (tasted on Mar-31-2014)
83 • Chacewater 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County $15. Organically Grown Grapes
Aromas of brewer's yeast and lemon pasty with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a melon rind and grass accented finish. (tasted on Mar-31-2014)
82 • Chacewater 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County $14.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of overripe tomato, chili pepper, gooseberry, and creme fraiche with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a grassy earth and nutshell finish. (tasted on Mar-31-2014)