Sauvignon Blanc

Domaine des Corbillières

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Loire Valley has come to be a place to go for real solid Sauvignon Blanc. Touraine is a place near Sancerre which has some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire and Touraine is showing its moxie. I picked up the 2018 Domaine des Corbilliéres Touraine Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose is very expressive fruit, lots of peach, lime, grapefruit, nectarine, white flowers, vanilla, pie crust, minerality and wet rocks.

The palate has notes of lime, peach, nectarine, grapefruit, minerality and wet river rock.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that follows with a long fresh crisp finish. The weekend is upon us, so please be safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 7 days ago

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Domaine de Reuilly

Reuilly Sauvignon Blanc 1996

Pretty golden color with a yellow tint.

Great nose of grapefruits, spices, carmel and white pepper.

Light-bodied and engaging.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, spices, honey, butterscotch and caramel.

Long and tangy finish, without any bitterness. So delicious.

Complex and interesting, with a touch of a young Sauvignon Blanc taste.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and needs to be very chilled.

This 23 year old Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire is crisp and refreshing, but not as crisp as a young Sauvignon Blanc from this region.

I always enjoy tasting a small piece of history.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 17 days ago

P, Alex and 15 others liked this

Nine Suns

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

A perennial favorite from Jason, and one I’ll continue to buy. In my opinion, the gem of their lineup, especially in terms of QPR. — 3 months ago

Severn, Mike and 5 others liked this

Domaine de la Campanette

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

Expressive Sauvignon blanc. Day three still drinking well. The 2018 here was a bit more citrusy than the 2917. Under $20, a steal. — 12 days ago

Mike, Clive and 1 other liked this

Spottswoode

Napa County Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Shay A
9.2

This was actually my first time having this wine from Spottswoode. I expected it to be quite lean with ripping acidity, but was pleasantly surprised by the soft profile courtesy of small oak usage. Gorgeous limestone, grapefruit and lemon thyme aromatics. Nicely acidic and light bodied with a tart finish highlighted by crushed rock and lime juice. A modern take on Bordeaux Blanc. Thanks @Mark Flesher — 8 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

More substantial and more Bordeaux Blanc than I expected. Nose is wildflower, honey, lime rind. Entry is lime, tropical fruit, a canopy of wildflowers and tart tropical fruits. Very soft on the palate. Finishes very long. The biggest question is whether or not this one should have been held or if it was time to drink. In my opinion, time to drink. It certainly is not getting any better in the bottle and really did not improve with a bottle decant over 30 to 45 minutes. A solid Sauvignon Blanc.
9.2

Michael Mondavi Family

Animo Napa Valley Heritage Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Easy drinking low acidity Sauv Blanc from Napa. Good citrus notes and a floral quality give freshness while pitted fruit gives depth. Very tasty. — a month ago

Daniel P., E and 8 others liked this

Kuhlman Cellars

Escondido Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Good SB at a rather solid price that almost makes you feel like you're stealing it from the vineyard. The nose of this wine is lemongrass, some herb, hint of wet rock. Enters with sharp acidity, lemon rind, kiwi, limestone influence, a little bit of tropical character. Really nice hot weather poolside sipper. Considering our heat index is still near 100, these couple of bottles will serve a very nice purpose. This would go well with lemon sherbet. This is sort of a new offering for Kuhlman and so far this particular release has remained very solid. — 19 days ago

Tom, Severn and 20 others liked this
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Mark Flesher Perhaps, that's why I like Calais so much aside from their fantastic wines! I always prefer to give my business to people such as Ben. I think French winemakers are the only hope for good Texas wine. I might be heading out that area next month and will pay a visit to Kuhlman. Any that are a must try? Thanks Mark!
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Stephen Pierron it sort of just depends on what they have open. They have an informative food pairing tasting that you have to register for usually a few weeks in advance. I would recommend that tasting to the standard tasting that usually is not as informative. All of their white wines are solid. Their reds are mostly good, but there are some misses.

Domaine Pascal Cotat

La Grande Côte Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Beautiful and atypic character. Very distinguishing from this producer I believe. Beside the Sancerre tone a deliciously candied citrus and stone fruit aromas — 4 days ago

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Aperture

Sauvignon Blanc

Ron R
9.4

Another @David L suggestion, which has become our mainstay at home - thanks again. Unbeatable in terms of quality, and expression of the Sauvignon Blanc. Lifted and lively, but in a controlled way.
White flowers such as lilac present on the nose. Pristine, focused palate displays passion fruit, tinned peaches, and pineapple. Finishes with calcium, perfect balance and acidity. A domestic SB that is untouchable in the $35 price range.
Keto pizza in the foreground. Joint effort by wifey and I.
— 15 days ago

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@Ron R Keto pizza is a staple in our house (my wifey is diabetic). Excellent job...looks delicious!
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@Michael Meyer, I spent much of my healthcare career in the diabetes space (insulin delivery). Spent much of my time in the philanthropy space. Jointly led efforts to raise over $200k over 2 years for people living with T1 and T2. Take care care of your wife, as I know you are 🙂
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@Eric Shanks, @Michael Meyer, one important point regarding the crust... zucchini has high water content. I grate it into a sieve (or cloth), and squeeze as much water out as possible, before I mix it with the other ingredients. The crust is much better with zucchini! Enjoy.

Cloudy Bay

Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Ron R
9.3

Great SB. Prior notes apply. I detect very slight oxidation, so drink up. — 3 days ago

Severn, Robert and 38 others liked this
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

I spy Château Cos d'Estournel in the cellar! @Ron R
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Yes, @Stephen Pierron. We have loads of Cos, just a few bottles on show here.
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Ron R great taste in wine and well played sir!