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92 • Manos Negras 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley $14.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden color. Bold aromas of pickled banana pepper and honeyed, grilled grapefruit with a tangy, medium body and a mouthwatering, fresh cut grass and passionfruit custard accented finish. Great vibrancy and varietal character. (tasted on Jul-22-2013)
92 • Taltarni 2011 "Three Monks", Fumé Blanc, Victoria $20. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Bold oak and fruit aromas of sweet pepper, grapefruit, gherkin, and toasty profiterole with a tangy, medium body and a citrus custard, passionfruit, green apple, and delicate baking spice accented finish. Balanced oak makes this a pleasure to drink. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
91 • Amizetta Vineyards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County $20.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon cream pie, baked yellow apple, and grass with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy citrus, nut and spice nuanced finish. Lovely flavor and balance for sipping or the table. (tasted on Aug-16-2013)
91 • Quasar 2013 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley $8.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Bold aromas of grapefruit, guava, green pepper, and passionfruit with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus, honey and quince finish. Vibrantly flavorful and well balanced for sipping or food. (tasted on Oct-17-2013)
91 • Grgich Hills 2011 Estate, Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley $30.
Light gold. Bold aromas of lemon, green pepper, jalapeno, white grapefruit and baked apples. Spicy and herbal with lemon-rosemary, cashew nougat, and green pepper accents. Interesting with a great, grassy pepper character. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
90 • Domaine Masson-Blondelet 2012 Pouilly-Fumé $38.
Golden yellow color. Bright aroma of white grapefruit, honey, cream with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp wheat grass, herb, and chalk accented finish. A very nice table wine; pair with mussels. (tasted on Jun-17-2013)
90 • Yorkville 2012 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands $18. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of caramelized citrus, passionfruit, and mango with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a zesty, lemon-lime curd and grass finish. Deliciously flavorful and balanced. (tasted on Jun-24-2013)
90 • Parkers Estate 2012 Tolleson High Corniche, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County $19.99.
Bright grapefruit, sweet pepper, green tomato, and passionfruit aromas with a sleek, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, melon, lime, and mineral accented finish. (tasted on May-20-2013)
90 • La Playa 2011 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Colchagua Valley $12/375 ml. Best Buy. Sustainable Agriculture
Medium gold. Aromas of ripe pineapple, honeycomb, candied ginger, dried mango and salt water taffy. Ripe and luscious with beautiful balance. Finish is long and complex with layers of ripe fruit and washed rind cheese, ginger and cake icing. Well balanced, concentrated and complex. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)
90 • Leyendas de Familia 2012 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley $9.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. Aromas of honeydew melon, lemon, white peaches, white grapefruit. Fruit forward flavors of nectarines and sweet lemon, a soft tartness and a finish of lemon squeezed on peaches. Very pleasant and vibrant. (tasted on Sep-05-2013)
90 • Ti Point 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $16.99. Best Buy.
Platinum yellow. Aromas of white grapefruit, jalapeño, lemon, green papaya and lime zest. Zesty flavors of lime, papaya, touch of jalapeño and citrus salad. Finishes with consistent fruit flavors and citrus. Nice depth and refinement. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
90 • Wolfgang Puck 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, California $12.99. Best Buy.
Golden silver color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit marmalade and toasty lemon meringue with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a refreshing, tangy apple, melon, and earth accented finish. Great balance and style for effortless drinking. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
90 • Castoro Cellars 2012 Reserve, Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles $15. Best Buy. Certified Sustainable
Golden silver color. Aromas of honeyed apples, peaches, straw, delicate spice with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a a citrus citrus, melon, and cream accented finish. Very tasty, balanced, and satisfying. (tasted on Oct-14-2013)
90 • PEJU 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $22.
Straw yellow with platinum notes. Aromas of apples, pear, lemon, white peach and cantaloupe. Touch of fresh thyme on the nose and palate leads to crisp apple-pear flavors. Round, dry and satisfying. Ends crisply on a mineral note and yearning for food. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
90 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes $19.99.
Light gold and star bright. Aromas of lemongrass, fresh hay, Italian parsley, apple skin, wet stones and white grapefruit. Dry and crisp flavors of lemon, lime, grapefruit, Asian pear, honeydew and yellow bell pepper. Fruit driven with just enough herbal character to give added complexity to the fruit. (tasted on Nov-15-2013)
90 • Niner Wine Estates 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Edna Valley $22.
Bright yellow with notes of polished brass. Aromas of yellow bell pepper, passion fruit, freshly cut herbs, orange zest and cantaloupe. Crisp flavors of lemon, lime and red grapefruit with a balance of tropical fruit and savory herbs. Long and complex finish with textbook varietal typicity. (tasted on Nov-09-2013)
90 • Tenuta Fernanda Cappello 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Friuli Grave DOC $12. Best Buy.
Pale golden color. Aromas of honeyed baked apples and peach cobbler with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy lemon curd, kiwi pasty, grass, and smoky mineral accented finish. A mellow, elegantly styled sauvignon blanc that will be ideal for sipping. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
89 • Windy Oaks 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Cruz Mountains $21.
Golden color. Rich guava, gooseberry jam, and grass aromas with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy citrus custard and mineral accented finish. Nice structure for the table. (tasted on Jun-24-2013)
89 • Nitty Gritty 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $29.99.
Aromas of melon, straw, and crabapple with a crisp, dryish medium body and a chalky mineral and citrus zest accented finish. A tart, dry sauvignon for the table. (tasted on May-20-2013)
89 • Taltarni 2011 Three Monks, Fumé Blanc, Victoria $19.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Pale straw. Lightly sulfury aromas of white grapefruit zest, lemongrass, rosemary and wet creek stones. Crisp citrus, apple skin and dried herbs lead the flavors. Tart and well-structured if a bit angular. Crisp, lip smacking finish. A Sauvignon Blanc not afraid to be a Sauvignon Blanc. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)