About Sauvignon Blanc White Wine

About Sauvignon Blanc White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Top Picks for Sauvignon Blanc

Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
95 points
$10
Best Buy
A supple and satisfyingly fresh Sauvignon Blanc sipper with excellent varietal character.
95 points $10 Best Buy
Domaine Pascal Gibault 2023  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$15
Best Buy
A lighter intensity of Sauvignon Blanc that still brings the range of fruits from orchard to tropical dashed with food friendly acidity and minerality; complex, pleasing, and an excellent example of the category.
94 points $15 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$7
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A+ for typicity; unmistakably Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
94 points $7 Best Buy
Taylors 2022 Promised Land Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$13
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A genially herbal and fruit forward expression of Sauvignon Blanc; pair with pesto, salads, and light fish dishes.
94 points $13 Best Buy
Topsail 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$15
Best Buy
Exactly what you want from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with much extra depth and savory tones.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under' Best Value New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
94 points $15 Best Buy
Ehret Family Winery 2021 Bavarian Lion Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$40
A inviting tropical style of Sauvignon Blanc that is sure to please as a sipper or table companion.
Cupcake 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$11
Best Buy
A zesty, very tropical, spot on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that is sure to please.
94 points $11 Best Buy
Chloe 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$16
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A delightfully drinkable, spot-on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that will be very versatile.
94 points $16 Best Buy
Whitehaven 2023  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$20
Best Buy
When you think of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this is exactly what you want and expect.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Bravery Wines 2022 2771 Series Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$39
Lovely tropical fruits and balanced green herb flavor make this a terrific example of the Sauvignon Blanc global standard.