2022 Luke Wines Sauvignon Blanc, USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Wahluke Slope, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

From Washington state, this comes in at 13.2%abv.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with lemon/lime, minerality and a touch of grassiness.  Medium bodied with a nice, slightly oily texture.  Good acidity.  On the palate, limes with a slight gooseberry note and underlying minerality.  Long finish.  Overall, a very nice Sauvignon Blanc for a very fair price.  This is lovely on its own and will work nicely with lighter foods.  A great choice with a fruit salad for lunch.  

Brandlin Estate 2021 Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

Located on Mount Veeder, Brandlin is the sister winery of Cuvaison. In the very capable hands of winemaker Steve Rogstad, his 2021 offers classic notes of light kiwi, lemon-lime zest, gooseberry, light resin, tart green apple and a whisper of butterscotch. This expresses what people want in Sauvignon Blanc – something light, crisp, and fresh. But Brandlin adds a bit of texture to the wine due to fermenting in large French oak barrels, then aging 11 months in oak (just half the barrels were new) to add a noticeable viscosity.

2020 Sattlerhof Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

This is a relatively inexpensive and very good Sauvignon Blanc from Austria.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with peach and slight wild herbal notes.  Light to medium bodied.  Nice, mildly viscous texture.  On the palate, this has lively acidity and good balance.  The peach comes thru.  Moderate finish.  This drinks well on its own and works well with food.  This was a nice complement to spicy Indian foods.  Drink over the next three to five years.  Screw capped.  

2021 Schiopetto Collio Sauvignon, Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$27.00USD

This is a Sauvignon Blanc from the northeast corner of Italy.  It is a very distinctive wine.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has a lot of white grapefruit with some grassiness.  Medium bodied.  Good acidity.  On the palate, this is very much like one of those small cans of grapefruit juice served on airplanes.  Tart.  Long finish.  It is enjoyable on its own but will be better with food.  It worked well with a goat cheese salad.  Drink now.  

2022 Michael Angelo's Sauvignon Blanc, American, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
86
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$29.00USD

Made from purchased grapes from an undisclosed location.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is slightly grassy with a touch of lime.  Light bodied.  Slightly oily texture.  On the palate, more about minerality.  Clean.  Moderate finish.  This drinks nicely on its own but better with food.  It went well with a Melon Caprese Salad.  Drink now.  

2021 Honig Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, USA, California, Napa, Rutherford, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$24.00USD

Hay/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has lots of gun powder/sulfur with some pineapple and baking spice.  Medium bodied.  Nice texture.  On the palate, peach and lemon cream with nice acidity.  Nice finish.  This is a bigger, rounder Sauvignon Blanc which has a lot of oak showing at this young stage.  It drinks well on its own and will work with some foods.  Pasta Primavera might be one.  The fruit will likely fade before the oak integrates, so drink up in the next few years.  

2020 François Chidaine Touraine Clos de la Grange, France, Loire, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$15.00USD

Chidaine is one of our favorite producers of win es in the Loire Valley.  Compared to most Sancerre's or Pouilly Fume's, this is a tremendous value if you like Lorie Sauvignon Blanc (the ancestral home of the grape).  Not sure, well for the price, it sure seems worth checking out.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has minerality, hay, peach and slight grapefruit.  Light bodied.  Good balance.  On the palate, minerality with grapefruit.

Chalk Hill 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Windy Ridge

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$52.00USD

For over 50 years Chalk Hill Winery has been at the forefront of Sonoma wines. Their Windy Ridge Sauvignon Blanc is a testament to the Chalk Hill AVA. Harvested from a single block and using clone 378, this offers soft passion fruit, lemon-lime citrus, light resin, honeydew melon, apricot and quince. It also offers a solid minerality throughout the wine. Shying away from the more grassy iterations, this feels like an “adult” Sauvignon Blanc, more restrained and complementary to a diversity of foods.

2022 North Coast Wine Club Old World Blend, USA, American White Wine, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

This is made with purchased grapes in northeast Ohio.  It is their version off a white Bordeaux and features a 75/25 mix of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with white peach, slight wax, a hint of orange peel and spice.  Lovely texture with just a wisp of tannins.  Good balance.  On the palate, peach and slight almond notes.  Good finish.  This is a solid version of a "white Bordeaux".  Is is drinking well now, but should drink well for five to eight years.  Nice on its own, this is very food friendly and worked well with an Eggplant

Alma de Cattleya 2022 Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$25.00USD

Harvested from five different vineyard sources, winemaker Bibiana Gonzalez Rave says her goal is to define “the specificity of a dry, beautifully intense wine, yet with volume and texture.” And this she does quite well. Her 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is a little softer than past vintages but nonetheless offers bright, expressive fruit – lemongrass, lime zest, guava, apricot Asian pair, and Green Apple. The acidity is fairly mild, and this proves to be a very drinkable wine with enough to use it for different types of food. 3,400 cases. ORIGIN: Sonoma County. ALCOHOL: 13.7%.

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