Sauvignon Blanc

    13 Santa Barbara County Wines I Can’t Get Out of My Mind

    These are the wines I keep thinking about since I tasted them in Santa Barbara County during the July 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference. You’ll see three Chardonnays on this list, and while I am not an ABC’er by any means, I don’t usually buy that much Chardonnay outright. But that's changing, and I’m happy to find many new-to-me producers that have captured my attention and patronage.

    19 readers - By Come for the Wine

    Come for the Private Events: Stay for the Conference

    The Wine Bloggers Conference was awesome, but it’s hard for 300 plus people to have the kind of conversations that lead to the stories that I love to tell.  Ironically, of the 39 pages of notes that I took during my time in Santa Barbara, only 12 of them came from my time at #wbc14.  I had the same trend with my photos as well.

    18 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      A Visit from Izele van Blerk Winemaker from KWV South Africa

      MyWinePal - - 16 readers - Izele van Blerk wine maker from KWV I have always had a fondness for South African wines.  They may not come across as fruit forward as other New World wines, but they are also not as austere as some Old World wine.  They sit right in the middle, making them sippable on their own, but I think shine quite brightly when you pair them with food.

      Arrogant Frog Live Virtual Tasting – July 15, 2014

      Uncorked Remarks - - 17 readers - French wine producer Domaines Paul Mas made the decision to relaunch their popular Arrogant Frog line this year, and we were lucky enough to participate. In collaboration with McCue Communications, owner/winemaker Jean-Claude Mas answered questions about his new batch of offerings in a live, online tasting.

      Stellenryck Sauvignon Blanc 2013

      CHEAP WINE FINDER - - 13 readers - The Stellenryck Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Stellenbosch region of the Western Cape of South Africa. Stellenryck is one of Die Bergkelder (The Mountain cellar), a winery/co-op founded in 1968, other labels include Two Oceans and Fleur du Cap.

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      The fabulous Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2013

      … clay and 20% flint. It’s made with indigenous yeasts. Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2013 Loire, France 12.5% alcohol. Complex aromatic nose with herbs, melon, citrus and a touch of green pepper, as well as some warm waxy notes. The palate is textured and has a savoury edge, with notes of herbs, wax, lemons and some citrus pith. It’s quite tight with lovely focus and purity. A multidimensional, youthful Sauvignon that should age. 92/100 UK agent: MMD Find this wine with…

      4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Low Country Boil

      … of choice, for the night was Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé, but we also had some nice Gamay, and cool region Pinot Noirs. We even broke out a magnum of fruity Zinfandel. I hope you will be inspired to give the Low country boil a try. Thanks to my friends Marty and Stan for guiding us in this gathering. We had been talking about doing this for a while, and we finally did it. Maybe you will too.…

      1 readers - By The Sommelier Update

      A Brilliant Idea

      … Manor we had no fewer than four amuses bouches (one included pop rocks!), paired with the Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. At Spoonbar, there were bodega red potatoes, beet boudin spring rolls, and pork riblets, paired with Cast’s Grey Palm Estate Zinfandel. Mateo’s presented Muscovy duck breast paired with Papapietro Perry’s 2009 Pauline’s…

      1 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Crispy Sea Bass with Soba Noodles

      … Blanc Russian River Valley, CA Sourced fruit from the cool Russian River Valley, this beautiful wine’s perfumed aromatics indicate immediately that it is pure 100% California Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes from the Chalk Ridge Vineyards were used in making this inaugural Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc. The ideal growing season was typical…

      1 readers - By WineStyles

      2012 Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

      …Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Region: Sonoma County, California – USA Cost: $14 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Bright aromas of lime and citrus are at the core of this Sauvignon Blanc, with layers of white flower nectar, peach, and tropical melon. The palate of the wine is fresh and alive with clean fruit flavors and a perfectly balanced fruit. My…

      By The Good Wine Guru

      Our Writers Sip To the End of Summer

      … Smash, inspired by my favorite bar in Detroit. It’s basically gin with muddled fresh basil, simple, and lime juice over ice. When it comes to wine, a crisp sauvignon blanc from New Zealand, such as Oyster Bay or Sileni (which won a silver medal in the 2014 NY International Wine Competition.) Francine Cohen: To me the best thing about long summer…

      2 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      Sauvignon Saint Bris

      …SAUVIGNON SAINT BRIS with OYSTERS The serious austerity and minerality of this Sauvignon has the perfect pitch for the seawater character of freshly sucked East Coast oysters. Based on a very recent experience. See photo. LA CHABLISIENNE 12 Sauvignon Saint Bris, Burgundy, France 641753 Vintages $15.95…

      2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      A visit to Fairview Cellars

      … was on offer and to visit with Bill Eggert and his brother Chuck. Bill showed off the newest addition to the winery building – a great mural on the side of the cellar by local artist Leza Macdonald. Back in the tasting room we began with the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. It has a tropical nose with notes of tangerine, is dry with crisp acidity and ripe flavours…

      4 readers - By vinesanddesigns

      Uproot Wines – Judging wine by the label is highly recommended!

      … Sauvignon Blanc. My tasting notes for the wines are as follows: Uproot Wines 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon 14.4% abv. – deep ruby red. with aromas of mocha, tobacco, jammy fruit, spice, cherry and vanilla on the nose. Medium acidity, not too tannic, quite mouth-watering, with a nice medium-plus finish. This wine is VERY easy to drink and has a great…

      By Girls Go Grape

      Casa Silva’s Cool Coast Wines

      …Impressed by these. A Chilean Sauvignon and Pinot from Casa Silva’s Paradones estate in Coastal Colchagua, a new-ish cool climate region of Chile. It’s just six kilometres from the chilly Pacific Ocean. Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Cochagua, Chile 13% alcohol. Very mineral, fresh and direct with taut grapefruit and citrus fruit…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Wine of the week: Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

      …In the old days, which in wine means the end of the 20th century, sauvignon blanc came in three styles — California, French, and New Zealand. Each tasted like sauvignon blanc, but was just enough different from each other to be noticeable. Some time after that, the first two styles started to merge toward the third, so that most sauvignon blanc…

      5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Wines of the World – Flight Song Whites, New Zealand

      … tried 2 white wines by Brancott Estate in New Zealand. They are both of their Flight Song line. The first is Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc 2013. The fragrance reminded me of a Riesling, which tends to remind me of iced tea. I found the wine to be effervescent in a way. It was somewhat tingly, which gave it a refreshing quality. It seemed like it had more…

      1 readers - By NJ Wine with Me

      Three release love for the last long weekend

      … for the final (gasp) summer long weekend of 2014. Clockwise, from left to right: The Royal Old Vine Steen Chenin Blanc 2013, Creekside Backyard Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Château Des Charmes Estate Bottled Old Vines Pinot Noir 2010, Nyarai Cellars Viognier 2012, Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc 2012, Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Huff Estates South Bay…

      By Godello

      August Wine Review: A Focus on Napa and Bordeaux Wines

      …. It remains a great sauvignon blanc with tropical fruits, orange blossom and melon notes. And I love his Grateful Dead sojourn story followed by the summons from his dad that got him back into the business. 2013 Galerie Naissance (Napa Valley) – this was full of tropical fruits, floral notes and a very bright acidity. This was delicious. 2013 Galerie…

      7 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Favorite Wines for Labor Day Weekend

      … my eyes and honestly thought I heard a symphony (and I was no where near music)! Floral aromas leading to tastes of green herbs and citrus and the minerality which I love was right where it should be – up front and center. Fairly complex for such a recent vintage, this Sauvignon Blanc with its racy acidity was flavorful with a brilliant finish of lemon zest. I paired the Sancerre with a delicious bruschetta from all organic ingredients. Cost is $24. Whatever your plans include, don’t forget the wine! Cheers~ Cindy…

      3 readers - By Grape Experiences
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