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. — 21 hours 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! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 10 days ago
Strawberries. Floral. Mineral. Tight bubbles. Nice value. — 16 days ago
Mmmmmm. Crisp, light and refreshing. Lots of bubbles and soft flavour. — 8 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
I’ve heard for years about the wildly extroverted and extra-ordinary Sancerre wines from Sebastien Riffault. His wines are an outlier of ripeness in a sea of lean high acid chalky juice. Rich with an amber glow.
He picks his Sauvignon Blanc at the last minute to reach a level of ripeness you’d never expect could come from the tiny cold pocket of the Loire.
Now I like both styles, but this is super fun and something completely new to me.
Think juicy peach, fresh apricot, and bright yellow pineapple. But still with high acid - nothing flabby. — 14 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