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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      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…

      2 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…

      4 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

      The Kalfu Sumpai wines from Chile

      … so cool to see that Chile is starting to become a bit more interesting at the high end. Kalfu Sumpai Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Huasco Valley, Chile 13% alcohol. So fresh and bright with a chalky, mineral, green pepper, tomato leaf nose. The palate is textured and pure with lovely green notes. Very chalky with some sweeter tropical notes and a nice…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Sherwood Estate Stratum Sauvignon Blanc 2013

      …, but are still in control. I’m a real sucker for Mom and Pop operations. I’m also a sucker for interesting labels and this Sherwood Estate Stratum Sauvignon Blanc from Virgin Wines does hit my “cool label” buttons. Fortunately it doesn’t have a cute name, that would tip it over into cheese-mongousness. It’s a bright lemon yellow and it smells fresh…

      8 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

      Three lovely wines: Rousseau, Dujac and Cotat

      … in that it’s very ripe and has a hint of sweetness (although it is still just 12.5% alcohol), yet it was immediately spotted as a Sauvignon Blanc, and because we know who bought it, and its unusual characters, it was spotted as a Cotat. Sweet, exotic nose of grapefruit, some boiled sweets, and a hint of greenness. Lively in the mouth with pretty…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Weekend Wine Notes: Six Spicy, Savory Whites

      … and limestone/flint minerality; a dry, spicy, slightly austere finish; fine-grained complexity on the palate. Now through 2016. Excellent. About $20. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cadaretta SBS 2012, Columbia Valley, Washington. 70% sauvignon blanc, 30% semillon. Very…

      7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Haywire Wines from Baby Bub to Pinot Noir Latest Releases

      … of wines; red, white, and bubble for our enjoyment. I received their latest releases for review. All the wines, except for the bubble are under screw cap. One thing that you may notice for the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris is the “Raised in Concrete“. This is quite significant. OCP spent considerable time and money to purchase concrete egg-shaped…

      7 readers - By MyWinePal

      Sauvignon Blanc Summer Wrap Up – Top Selections So Far

      …Summer is the best time to enjoy Sauvignon Blanc. It is one of the most refreshing wines that I cover. It is perfect choice for hot days. It this post, I will highlight be best Sauvignon Blancs that I have discovered so far this summer. We will start the post with a perennial favorite. [...]…

      1 readers - By Ken's Wine Guide Blog

      Awaiting Our First Harvest – When Will Her Water Break?

      … and we get emailed results in just a few hours. Based on the lab reports, I am proud to say that thanks to our great growers, everything should come into balance at picking time. The Viognier (Mounts Vineyard) and Sauvignon Blanc grapes (Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards), both from the Dry Creek Valley are duking it out to be the first across the finish…

      2 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

      The Ned Waihopai River Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

      …A vivid, tropical, yet still crisp and refreshing, Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand with the presence of a more expense bottle. Estate: The Ned is a label of Marisco Vineyards, which is located in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough in New Zealand. The estate is owned by one of New Zealand’s most respected winemakers Brent Marris, along with his…

      4 readers - By the buddha in your glass
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