• Sauvignon Blanc for Spring Sipping

    by  • April 14, 2012 • All Posts, Varietal Tastings • 0 Comments

    Seems like every year around this time, I go on a Sauvignon Blanc bender — all that crisp, bright, tangy acidity is like a squeeze of citrus on whatever food is also on the table. Perfect for weekends on the patio and paired with the lighter dishes that emerge this time of year.

    Here are a few I’ve tasted lately — mostly California, but one New Zealand — all at $25 or less. Enjoy!

    Tangent 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Edna Valley ($13). Nicely balanced, with fresh juicy citrus playing off pretty herbal notes. With a fresh, crisp finish. Nice price, too! Ready to drink now. Locate this wine online or in your area. (January Wine Roundup)

    Adler Fels 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley ($14). Nice complexity at this price point, with appealing integration of juicy, aromatic grapefruit, tropical citrus, lime zest and light touches of gooseberry, fresh herbs and mineral. Crisp, bright acidity through the finish. Enjoyed every drop with a simple meal of roasted wild salmon and creamed spinach. Ready to drink now. Locate this wine online or in your area. (January Wine Roundup)

    Rodney Strong 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Northern Sonoma Charlotte’s Home ($14). Nice value on a juicy, everyday Sauv Blanc. With bright grapefruit and crisp melon, and light lemon-lime and floral accents and a kick of spice. Ready to drink now. Locate this wine online or in your area. (January Wine Roundup)

    Patianna 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Mendocino (Made with Organic Grapes) ($17). I really liked this wine — great value for the price, with an array of pretty, tangy, focused citrus. Orange zest, tangerine, key lime and lemon oil play off smooth melon and a light mineral note. Easy to like and quite food friendly. Ready to drink now. Locate this wine online or in your area.

    Goldwater 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Wairau Valley ($18). A pretty example of classic NZ Sauv Blanc – at a nice price. Offering juicy green apple and gooseberry notes, with pretty lime zest accents that build through the finish. Ready to drink now. Locate this wine online or in your area. (January Wine Roundup)

    Mayacamas 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Mt. Veeder Napa Valley ($25). Distinctive, pretty mineral notes are layered with green apple, orange zest, tangerine and a touch of fresh herbal notes. Ready to drink now. Locate this wine online or in your area.

     

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