I think Quivira is quietly making some of the most enjoyable Sauvignon Blancs in Sonoma. I fell in love with their Alder Grove designation but this version from their “Q Collection” is no less interesting. In fact, the oak treatment is rather unique as this was aged in a combination of new and used acacia barrels as well as used barrels from the Jura and Champagne. I’m not sure how those all translate to the wine but the result is compelling! It presents a very pale straw color in the glass. The nose is powerful, pungent even with pomelo, jalapeño pepper (you know, the garden fresh ones you chop up and throw into a margarita) and tarragon. On the palate, it dazzles with bright key lime, passion fruit and minerals. So zippy and delicious and yet, there’s a deft creaminess to it that is remarkable. So balanced. This was sublime with Peruvian-styled ceviche. — a day ago
It is Friday night, let the weekend begin. I have opened the 2019 Huia Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. A Biodynamic, organically grown grapes from Clair & Mike Allan.
This nose is full of citrus notes, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, melon, white flowers, herbs and minerality.
On the palate there is plenty of lime, grapefruit, guava, white peach, melon, nectarine and good minerality.
This wine is medium bodied with a smooth silky mouthfeel and medium + acidity that moves seamlessly into a long crisp fresh citrus finish. Have a great weekend, please be safe and stay healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 11 days ago
Chenin sur la richesse et l'opulence, mais malgré tout sans sucre résiduel perceptible. Miel, fleurs, citron confit, légère impression de fumée. Et cette acidité qui débarque en finale pour laver le palais et inviter la prochaine gorgée. Je recommande. Excellent RQP. — 5 days ago
Wow what a nose. Super citrus, green herbals, sage, some lemongrass, so complex, floral as well. Melon, green and honeydew. A great blind SB as no grass, piss or gooseberry. So complex. So unique. Palate is insanely fresh, complex and has terrific structure and depth. Wow. This is major and a very serious SB that calls Graves and also Germany. It’s rich, complex and super nimble. Palate is super focused and so precise. Fruit is blend of various citrus, hint of vineyard stone fruits and loads of minerals on the finish. Long ass finish as well. Gets to every nook and cranny. Some crannies have fruit and some nooks have minerals.
After air the fruit starts to come out aromatically. Stone fruits, citrus and even confectionary aromas. Concentrated and earthy. Terrific finish. Almost 9.4. — 6 days ago
Color of egg white, a bit bubbly. Nose of nice flowering and honey note, strength of alcohol, and pear. Taste is a mix of sweetness and zest, good acidity, some banana, pear and strawberry. Good flavors and refreshing, yet a bit too much bitterness. Aftertaste is medium with more fruity notes. On par. — 3 days ago
When the producer’s name is Marsanne and the wine is 100% Marsanne, it seems like the pressure goes up a bit. Decanted this as it was pretty grumpy at first. It has opened into stunning & pure mango with some citrus zest. Lots of power, but a perfect weight on the palate. The spicy/floral aromatics need that air to fully emerge, and they really become hypnotic once they do. Beautiful. — 8 days ago
Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.
Strong nose of limes, grapefruits, green apples, light minerals and citrus.
Medium bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples and spices.
Medium plus in finish with lemons.
This is a nice surprise. A very nice Sauvignon Blanc from Lodi. Nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.
Easy drinking and fruit forward. great for the pool or for parties.
I had it all by itself by the pool.
13% alcohol by volume.
$20. — 3 days ago
Pale lemon in color.
Fruity nose of lemons, citrus, melons, apples and white pepper.
Medium bodied with medium acidity, crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs and spices.
Spicy finish with almonds.
This is a nice Sauvignon Blanc from California. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced, and neither sweet nor bitter.
A very nice pool wine that everyone would enjoy. Good for parties.
I had it by the pool with a cheese plate.
100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes were aged in stainless steel.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
$16. — 8 days ago