Navarro Vineyards

Cuvée 128 Anderson Valley Sauvignon Blanc

8.827 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Light yellow green, excellent clarity. Straw, matchstick (briefly) and cantaloupe notes in nose. Citrus and stone fruit flavors with a hint of apple, melon, lime peel and mineral finish. Fairly crisp, dry but fruity, great with food. Nice varietal character as well. With time, a white floral, almost aldehydic note emerges in the nose.

Light yellow green, excellent clarity. Straw, matchstick (briefly) and cantaloupe notes in nose. Citrus and stone fruit flavors with a hint of apple, melon, lime peel and mineral finish. Fairly crisp, dry but fruity, great with food. Nice varietal character as well. With time, a white floral, almost aldehydic note emerges in the nose.

Sep 21st, 2020
David Shaw

Light yellow with a tinge of green, excellent clarity. Pineapple note in nose. Citrus, pineapple flavors with a hint of peach, slightly tart, almost spritzy. Meyer lemon and mineral finish with slight to moderate skin astringency. Later, slight leesy creaminess emerges.

Light yellow with a tinge of green, excellent clarity. Pineapple note in nose. Citrus, pineapple flavors with a hint of peach, slightly tart, almost spritzy. Meyer lemon and mineral finish with slight to moderate skin astringency. Later, slight leesy creaminess emerges.

Apr 15th, 2019
David Shaw

An older vintage I rescued from the clean out bin at my local wine shop. Not Anderson Valley but Mendocino on label, but it is Cuvée 128. Light yellow in color, excellent clarity. Dry grass, stone fruit, citrus and sage (?) notes in nose. Peach, apricot, lemon and grapefruit zest flavors with length into the aftertaste, mild to moderate astringency across center of tongue, lactic finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Soft but good acidity, well balanced. A tad rough in the tannins initially, but complex, solid varietal character, lovely to sip once the tannins soften up. The cool temperatures of Mendocino show well here, with no signs of it aging badly. A shame I only found the one bottle. Let it open an hour.

An older vintage I rescued from the clean out bin at my local wine shop. Not Anderson Valley but Mendocino on label, but it is Cuvée 128. Light yellow in color, excellent clarity. Dry grass, stone fruit, citrus and sage (?) notes in nose. Peach, apricot, lemon and grapefruit zest flavors with length into the aftertaste, mild to moderate astringency across center of tongue, lactic finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Soft but good acidity, well balanced. A tad rough in the tannins initially, but complex, solid varietal character, lovely to sip once the tannins soften up. The cool temperatures of Mendocino show well here, with no signs of it aging badly. A shame I only found the one bottle. Let it open an hour.

Jul 24th, 2018
Louie Christensen

Solid CA Sauv Blanc. Ripe green apple, lemon custard, and a kiss of grapefruit. Great for a hot day

Solid CA Sauv Blanc. Ripe green apple, lemon custard, and a kiss of grapefruit. Great for a hot day

Jun 22nd, 2017
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

8.7

Drink up.

Drink up.

Sep 1st, 2016
Rollie Wright

Sales Wine Spectrum

8.8

My first AV Sauvignon Blanc. Pretty good.

My first AV Sauvignon Blanc. Pretty good.

Jun 22nd, 2015
CA Haynam

Well balanced with enjoyable floral notes and mild acidity

Well balanced with enjoyable floral notes and mild acidity

Mar 25th, 2020
michael pandolfo

Very bright and fresh. Very citrusy with lemongrass and the slightest herbal note on the end

Very bright and fresh. Very citrusy with lemongrass and the slightest herbal note on the end

Jun 2nd, 2019
Scott Wiegand

This was pretty damn good. I haven't ever had a Sauvignon Blanc that I liked this much. Terrific balance, delicate but concentrated flavors of peach and grapefruit and a hint of tropical fruit. At the end of the glass there was an herbal note of mint that was very evocative.

This was pretty damn good. I haven't ever had a Sauvignon Blanc that I liked this much. Terrific balance, delicate but concentrated flavors of peach and grapefruit and a hint of tropical fruit. At the end of the glass there was an herbal note of mint that was very evocative.

May 14th, 2017
Kent Johnson

Great Sauvignon Blanc.

Great Sauvignon Blanc.

Feb 23rd, 2017