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94 • Echeverria 2009 Late Harvest, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley $20/375 ml. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of golden raisins, dried peaches, and honeycomb with a velvety, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, long, fuel-like minerals, spiced nuts, apricot custard, and toasted herbs finish with fruit tannins and light oak. A delicious and stylish dessert wine with great balance. (tasted on Aug-04-2014)
93 • TENZ 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $24.
Light silvery straw color. Bold aromas and flavors of green pepper and honeyed grapefruit with a silky, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a complex, medium-long finish with notes of gherkin, guava, and passionfruit. A sensational vibrant and flavor-packed sauvignon blanc. (tasted on Nov-17-2014)
93 • TENZ 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $24.
Light silvery straw color. Lively aromas of sweet peppers and grapefruit with a supple, dry-yet-fruity body and a tingling, medium-length Meyer lemon, gherkin, and pickling herbs finish. A vibrant and delicious sauvignon blanc with nice balance. (tasted on Nov-17-2014)
93 • Ata Rangi 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Martinborough $27.
Golden silver color. Aromas of green apple, earth, and nuts with a silky, tangy, fruity body and a stimulating, medium-length grapefruit, passionfruit, lime, and touch of grass finish with fruit tannins and light oak. A wonderful, mouthwatering sauvignon balance with great depth and balance. (tasted on Nov-03-2014)
92 • Barboursville 2013 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Virginia $18.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of grapefruit sorbet, lemon custard, and floral honey with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish that shows overtones of citrus peels, grass, and minerals with no oak. A delightful delicious and mouthwatering sauvignon blanc. (tasted on Jan-15-2015)
91 • Place in the Sun 2014 Fair Trade, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape $10.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lime, yellow pepper, and honey with a tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, charming, medium-length finish with no oak. A juicy, delicious sauvignon blanc that is sure to please. (tasted on Dec-22-2014)
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)
91 • Fernz 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $12.99. Best Buy.
Straw color. Bold aromas of grapefruit, guava, and green pepper with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a vibrant grass, passionfruit, lime, and mineral driven finish. Pure Marlborough; try with Thai food. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
91 • 13 Celsius 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $17.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, bell pepper, apple, and lemongrass with a soft, vibrant, bone-dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with touches of peach and nectarine with no tannins and no oak. Crisp and lively notes of lemongrass and grapefruit lead to a palette of sweet peaches and nectarines finishing bright and dry. (tasted on Aug-22-2014)
91 • Flint & Steel 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $12.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of ripe lemons, Schweppes bitter lemon, and toast with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and an effortless, complex medium-long finish with light oak. Nicely balanced refreshing white wine for the table. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
91 • MontGras 2013 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Leyda Valley $11.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden straw color. Rich aromas and flavors of grapefruit curd, guava, and macadamia brittle with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length finish with elements of melon and gooseberry with fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious and juicy sauvignon blanc with great purity of fruit. (tasted on Oct-20-2014)
91 • deLorimier 2013 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley $22.
Golden straw bright medium color. Complex aromas and flavors of lemons, gooseberries, cats pee, and turned earth with a chewy, tangy, dry full body and a peppery, complex finish with fine tannins and light oak. (tasted on Nov-10-2014)
91 • Selection Pierre 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, AOC Schaffhausen $39.
Yellow color. Rich aromas and flavors of gooseberry jam on toasted scone, pineapple-mango-papaya relish, and honeyed grapefruit with a silky, tangy, fruity medium body and a smooth, subtle, medium-length finish with nuances of tropical fruit medley and spiced melon. A delicious, fume blanc style sauvignon. (tasted on Jan-05-2015)
90 • Phantom Bay 2013 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $10. Best Buy.
Pale straw green. Mild aromas of cracked pepper muffin, lemon, and passionfruit with a silky, fruity-yet-dryish medium body and an elegant, tangy lemon-lime and mango finish. Delicious and well balanced flavors and acidity. (tasted on Mar-24-2014)
90 • Greyrock 2013 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $17.99. Best Buy.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of sundried tomato, sweet pepper, grapefruit rind and papaya with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart apple and lime curd finish. A nicely framed sauvignon with balanced layers of complexity. (tasted on Mar-24-2014)
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)
90 • La Playa 2013 Late Harvest, Sauvignon Blanc, Colchagua Valley $12/375 ml. Cellar Selection. Best Buy. Sustainable Agriculture
Gold color. Floral aromas and flavors of golden pineapple, honeysuckle, pecan brittle, and dried apple with a oily, vibrant, fruity sweet full body and a sleek, complex, very long finish with suggestions of grilled peach, nectarine, mango, and candied ginger with no tannins and no oak. Liquid Luxury, this late harvest unfolds layer after layer of sweet, unctuous fruit and spice with richness balanced with bright acidity to keep it all in check and to keep you coming back for more. (tasted on Aug-27-2014)
90 • Mouton Cadet 2013 Bordeaux Blanc $9.99. Best Buy.
Golden silver color. Bold aromas and flavors of charentais melon, lemongrass, honeysuckle, and pineapple with a silky, racy, bone-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long finish with notes of lemon, lime, yellow plum, and crunchy apple with no tannins and no oak. From crunchy apple to exotic fruit and heirloom melon, this vibrant white keeps you coming back for more thanks to its juicy and vibrantly refreshing lemon lime brightness. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
90 • Villebois 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine $13.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pineapple, nectarine, honeysuckle, and kiwi with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, layered, medium-length finish with notes of lemon, yellow plum, white roses, and lilac with no tannins and no oak. Juicy tropical fruit, flowers and honeysuckle meets bright, refreshment in this electric white that screams for sipping with light canapés, goat cheese and grilled seafood. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
90 • Esser Vineyards 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County $8.99. Best Buy.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Emerald golden straw color. Lively aromas and flavors of lemon head candy and lemon blossoms with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful medium-length finish with earthy tannins and light oak. Easy nicely balanced summer wine. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)