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

Voyager Point 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
95 points
$9
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of roasted yellow pepper, grapefruit, gooseberry, and pickled jalapeño with a silky, bright, fruity fat body and a polished, delightful, long finish displaying notes of guava-pineapple relish and spiced green apple with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delicious and appetizing wine with superb texture and drinkability.
95 points $9 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
95 points
$10
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of grapefruit, gooseberry, guava, and pickled onion with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, immediate finish revealing notes of spiced apple and pear, wheat grass, and white pepper with fine, fruit tannins. A supple and satisfyingly fresh Sauvignon Blanc sipper with excellent varietal character.
95 points $10 Best Buy
Cupcake 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$11
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of pickled grapefruit, pineapple, and mango slices, chive and ramps, cucumber and tomato salad, and jalapeño with a silky, tangy, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, long finish revealing shades of honeyed white grapefruit and passionfruit with no oak flavor. 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
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed grapefruit, passionfruit, and savannah grass with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and an even, long finish with shades of spiced green apple and red pepper, asian pear, and gooseberry jam with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delightfully drinkable, spot-on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that will be very versatile.
94 points $16 Best Buy
Lake Road 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$24
Pale straw color. Aromas of fresh asparagus, marjoram, passion fruit, magnolia blossom, and marmalade with a round, lively, fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, long meyer lemon and candied ginger finish with no oak flavor. An ultra-concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with style for days.
Archetype 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$10
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, pickled pepper, and peach-gooseberry jam with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a polished, engaging, easy finish revealing accents of honeyed kiwi and ruby grapefruit and guava and passionfruit with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A juicy, tropical Sauvignon Blanc that will be great with sushi and salads.
93 points $10 Best Buy
Zonte’s Footstep 2021 Excalibur Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$17
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of curry, cumin, ramps, and jalapeño chutney with a lean, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish that presents accents of grapefruit pith and capers with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A savory, outspoken take on Sauvignon Blanc from the new world.
Awards: 2021 Top Australian Sauvignon Blanc '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Australian Sauvignon Blanc
93 points $17 Best Buy
Yarden 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon grass, lemon poppy seed, ginger ale, and passion fruit with a soft, bright, bone-dry light body and a smooth, brisk finish with notes of ripe pear, white pepper, and white peach with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An elegant Sauvignon Blanc in a refined and distinctive style; this is an exciting, somewhat Francophone take and is well worth a try for any lover of the varietal.
Awards: 2021 Best Israeli White '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $20 and Under'
93 points $19 Best Buy
Reynolds Family Winery 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$33
Yellow straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of ripe pineapple, tamarind, guava pastry, and vanilla-coconut cream with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, distinctive, long finish with accents of island spices and golden kiwi with a suggestion of oak flavor. A bold and tropical New World Sauvignon Blanc that displays excellent length and concentration.
Billsboro 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$20
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime flesh, pomelo, underripe pineapple, and fresh cut grass with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish imparting notes of green mango with no oak flavor. A lean and bone dry Sauvignon Blanc that doesn’t skimp on varietal character; a charming wine from the Finger Lakes.
92 points $20 Best Buy