Sauvignon Blanc

Montagu Wines

Las Francas Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015

My love and affinity of Montagu is well documented on here, so no need for me to keep lavishing praise. That being said, if you enjoy bigger style SBs (Bevan, Arkenstone, etc), you need to try this. This has gotten SIGNIFICANTLY better over the last 6 months. "Sauv Blanc done the hard way" says Weston (winemaker) due to the oak aging here. I'm holding on to some of these to see how they age out. Right now though, it burst out of the glass with such force that you wonder if this is really a SB. So much tropical fruit and citrus, peaches, red/orange fleshy fruits. Acidity is perfect...chalkiness note up front and the finish is lengthy. Could even benefit from a quick decant...if you can resist drinking it! — 10 days ago

Mark Flesher
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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

For an SB you can tell this one is thick, full bodied. Oak influence in this wine is apparent. Initially a lot of lemon rind and citrus notes with sharp acidity. Almost makes the lips pucker from the very start. Great weight. The wine thins out a bit in the middle and I was almost trying to envision how this one would taste alongside a key lime pie or lemon and herb chicken. This SB can stand alone without a doubt. I agree with Shay about decanting, as this one did seem more intricate with almost an herb and limestone note that started to come in to play after a few hours of breathing at home. I would definitely say this one could hold 3 or 4 years without a doubt.
9.3

Domaine des Huards (Michel Gendrier)

La Haute Pinglerie Cheverny Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Wooow mon meilleur Sauvignon.
Dingue !
Qu'il est étrange ce vin. Tellement différent.
Nez avec des notes de Jura.
Bouche sur une belle acidité et après 1 heure des notes beurrées légères arrivent.
À l'aveugle je partais sur un Chardonnay bizarre du Jura...
En fait, j'aime le Sauvignon quand il me fait penser à autre chose. ah ah ah :)
EDIT : après vérification c'est un assemblage Sauvignon-Chardonnay
— 21 hours ago

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Edmond Vatan

Clos La Néore Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Amazing Sancerre, this is a wine that needs a minimum of 5 - 10 yrs. Intense stony mineral goodness with gripping acidity. — 14 days ago

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Larry Frierson

Larry Frierson

Racine in Reims?
Can’t make out the vintage.
Ron Siegel

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Racines in NYC with the 2007.

Arkenstone

Estate Howell Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Great way to start a weekend with great friends!! Probably the best Sauv Blanc I've ever had as I don't consume much of that varietal. Very creamy with nice peach and grapefruit tones. Well balanced and extremely smooth. Really enjoyed it! — 11 days ago

Steve Gautier
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Shay Aldriedge

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One of the best out there!

Les Franches

Pouilly Fume Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Great example of Sauvignon Blanc - light on its feet, mineral packed, exhibiting a bouquet of lemongrass, white pears, underripe grapefruit, white pepper, jasmine, and a zip of acidity to brighten it up. — 15 days ago

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Kyle Groombridge, TWP

Kyle Groombridge, TWP

Any pouilly fume flintyness?
Mike Ancuta

Mike Ancuta

Liked this over the Sancerre
Matt Trader, TWP

Matt Trader, TWP

agreed Mike, and yeah, some flint! Forgot to include that.

Domaine François Cotat

La Grande Côte Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Far too young but so good! Lots of layered bright citrus fruits with crushed rock, mineral with refreshing acid. — 13 days ago

Jeff, Amr and 8 others liked this

Lieu Dit

Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Lauren Vance
9.2

Crisp and clean, lemon-lime and mineral driven. Acid backbone, light bodied, refreshing 12.5% — 3 days ago

Paul, David and 5 others liked this

Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Ron R
9.3

We are loving this vintage. Tasted this vintage many times with consistent notes. — 3 days ago

Gustavo, Shay and 23 others liked this

Emmolo Winery

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Jenny Wagner Clark, the daughter of Chuck Wagner, of Caymus, crafts both Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc under the Emmolo label. Her mother's maiden name is Emmolo. The Emmolos have a long history in Napa Valley with Jenny’s great-grandfather, Salvatore Emmolo, starting the family’s grapevine rootstock nursery in St. Helena in 1923. Her grandfather, Frank Emmolo, not only managed the nursery, but also grew Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot on their family property. The 2015 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc is straightforward, but such an elegant illustration of Sauvignon Blanc. White peach, d'Anjou pear, and pink grapefruit are set against a backdrop of wet stone. In keeping with this style, the wine shies away from the typically piercing acidity of Sauvignon Blanc, opting for a more genteel approach, which definitely sets this apart from its peers. — 20 days ago

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Maxville Lake Winery

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Mike R
9.1

For the money - this is awesome @David L - check it out — 5 days ago

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