Blanc De Blanc

The Quivira Collection

Wine Creek Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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

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Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

Here is what think... the California people are creating possibly some of the best Sauvignon Blancs anywhere. We bought 2 cases of 24 different Sauvignon Blancs when the daughters were home and seldom did we find something that wasn’t enjoyable. We switch to a $20 New Zealand wine in the middle and it was a acid trip...if you haven’t tried the 2019 Rombauer SB... you’d better, pair it with raw Oysters.... Fantastic Primo....

Huia

Marlbourough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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

Bob, Jim and 16 others liked this

Château Yvonne

Saumur Rézin Chenin Blanc 2018

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

Hanibal, Mario and 5 others liked this

Weingut von der Mark

Rastlose Liebe Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

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

Josh, Timmer and 6 others liked this

Noël Bougrier

V Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

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

Jody, David and 3 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne

Saint-Joseph Blanc 2015

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

David, Severn and 44 others liked this
Josh Morgenthau

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Lol. Seems like marketing Syrah could also be complicated

Suisun Creek

Estate Grown Suisun Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Tropical notes. Pineapple, banana predominately fly aromatically and across the palate. Notes of herbaceous jalapeño and green grass underly. Love this California rendition. Delicious and refreshing after reaching the peak of a 4 mile hike! — 4 days ago

Eric, Severn and 5 others liked this

Oak Farm Vineyards

Lodi Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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.

89 points.

$20.
— 3 days ago

Josh, Daniel P. and 9 others liked this

Lapis Luna

North Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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.

89 points.

$16.
— 8 days ago

Stuart, Rob and 13 others liked this

Dog Point Vineyard

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Ok I have already rated this before but I must admit it goes well with the fish curry Sri Lankan style. Lemon flavour comes out more than the grassy notes of this Marlborough Sav. Blanc. Feels like holidays with 30 deg. and a crispy white. Cheers — a day ago

Severn, Phil and 11 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B

Gorgeous setting! Great photo!
Muralee Murugesu

Muralee Murugesu

Thanks @Sharon B. It was the calm after the storm on the lake.
Mario Vaillancourt

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Beautiful view, very nice