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Sauvignon Blanc is planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. Depending on the climate, the flavors can range from aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical. In cooler climates, the grape has a tendency to produce wines with noticeable acidity and "green flavors" of grass, green bell peppers, and nettles with some tropical fruit and floral notes. In warmer climates, it can develop more tropical fruit notes but risks losing a lot of aromatics from over-ripeness, leaving only slight grapefruit and tree fruit (such as peach) notes. The Sauvignon Blanc vine often buds late but ripens early, which allows it to perform well in sunny climates when not exposed to overwhelming heat. In warm regions such as South Africa, Australia, and California, the grape flourishes in cooler climate appellations. In areas where the vine is subjected to high heat, the grape will quickly become over-ripe and produce wines with dull flavors and flat acidity. Rising global temperatures have caused farmers to harvest the grapes earlier than they have in the past.

In France, Sauvignon Blanc is grown in the maritime climate of Bordeaux, especially in Entre-Deux-Mers, Graves, Pessac-Léognan, in Sauternes as a sweet wine, and in the continental climate of the Loire Valley. The climates of these areas are particularly favorable in slowing the ripening on the vine, allowing the grape more time to develop a balance between its acidity and sugar levels. This balance is important in the development of the intensity of the wine's aromas. Winemakers in France also rely heavily on the terroir characteristics of the soil and the different elements that it can impart to the wine. The chalk and Kimmeridgian marl of Sancerre and Pouilly produces wines of richness and complexity, while areas with more compact chalk soils produce wines with more finesse and perfume. The region of Touraine in the Loire is gaining more and more momentum for producing weighty, intensely flavored versions in which oak treatment plays a pivotal role. The gravel soil found near the Loire River and its tributaries imparts spicy, floral, and mineral flavors. Vines planted in flint tend to produce the most vigorous and longest lasting wines. Pouilly-Fumé originates from the town of Pouilly-sur-Loire, located directly across the Loire River from the commune of Sancerre. The soil here is very flinty with deposits of limestone which the locals believed imparted a smoky, gun flint flavor to the wine. Along with Sémillon, Muscadelle, and Ugni blanc, Sauvignon Blanc is one of only four white grapes allowed in the production of white Bordeaux wine. In the Sauternes AOC, the grape is blended with Sémillon to make the region's otherwordly, opulent, botrytized dessert wines.

New World Sauvignon Blanc is typically quite different from Old World versions, depending on the region and viticultural practices. Of all the New World countries growing the grape, New Zealand produces unquestionably the most popular and most widely understood style. Broadly speaking, the hallmark flavors of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc center around grapefruit, gooseberry, and green herbs. In the Marlborough region, sandy soils over slate shingles provide good drainage and poor fertility that encourages the vine to concentrate its flavors in lower yields. In the flood plain of the Wairau River Valley, the soil runs in east-west bands across the area, creating an array of flavors for vineyards that are planted north-south with the heavier soils producing more herbaceous wines and vines from stonier soils imparting more lush, tropical flavors. The long, narrow geography of the South Island ensures that no vineyard is more than 80 miles (130 km) from the coast. The cool, maritime climate of the area allows for a long and steady growing season in which the grapes can ripen and develop a natural balance of acids and sugars. This brings out the flavors and intensity that distinguish New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. More recently, Waipara on the South Island and Martinborough, Gisborne, and Hawkes Bay on the North Island have been attracting attention for their wines, which often exhibit subtle differences to those from Marlborough. California dominates Sauvignon Blanc production in North America, where the Mediterranean climates produce more concentrated fruit profiles. In Napa valley, the warmer growing season results in hallmark tropical flavors and aromas of banana, melon, and kiwi, augmented by a propensity for aging and vinification in oak barrels, a nod to the stylistic heritage of white Bordeaux wines. Sauvignon Blanc wines from the cooler climates of Chile, most notably Casablanca Valley, display a gentler acidic profile, as well as flavors and aromas of fresh herbs, grass, and tree fruits.

Due to its friendly, approachable flavor profiles and its forgiving behavior in the vineyard and the winery, Sauvignon Blanc, much like its progeny Cabernet Sauvignon, is one of the world's most popular grape varietals, offering something for winemakers and wine drinkers alike to appreciate.

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Refreshingly vibrant and juicy, Ata Rangi's 2016 Sauvignon shows enticing aromas of citrus blossom and lemon grass with hints of jasmine and crisp, freshly-sliced fennel bulb. Supple and bright and, at 12.5% alcohol, it is wonderfully light on its feet. 5% of the fruit was fermented in contact with… ...
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Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 2016  (#701625)

Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

[ Refreshingly vibrant and juicy, Ata Rangi's 2016 Sauvignon shows enticing aromas of citrus blossom and lemon grass with hints of jasmine and crisp, freshly-sliced fennel bulb. Supple and bright and, at 12.5% alcohol, it is wonderfully light on its feet. 5% of the fruit was fermented in contact with its skins and held for two months, drawing out the more complex flavors. 30% of the juice was fermented in neutral oak barrels. Alcohol 12.5%. Not yet reviewed; 2015 vintage rated 92 points by James Suckling. ] Refreshingly vibrant and juicy, Ata Rangi's 2016 Sauvignon shows enticing aromas of citrus blossom and lemon grass with hints of jasmine and crisp, freshly-sliced fennel bulb. Supple and bright and, at 12.5% alcohol, it is wonderfully light on its…

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Fifty-five percent is from the original Sauvignon Blanc vineyard planted in 1959, twenty-nine percent is from our Clone 376 planting, and sixteen percent is from our 31-year-old hillside vineyard. This wine is tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm… ...
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J. Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2017  (#332877)

Sauvignon Blanc from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

[ Fifty-five percent is from the original Sauvignon Blanc vineyard planted in 1959, twenty-nine percent is from our Clone 376 planting, and sixteen percent is from our 31-year-old hillside vineyard. This wine is tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity. With aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, and citrus tones this is a light and sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc. Alcohol 14.5%. Not yet reviewed; 2016 vintage rated 95 points and '100 Best Wines of the Year' by Wine & Spirits. ] Fifty-five percent is from the original Sauvignon Blanc vineyard planted in 1959, twenty-nine percent is from our Clone 376 planting, and sixteen percent is from our 31-year-old hillside vineyard. This wine is tank fermented at a cool temperature to…

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89 points Wine Spectator: Toasted notes of hay and spice add a layer of aromatic interest to the supple pear and citrus flavors, finishing with a whiff of honeysuckle. Drink now. 500 cases made. (2017) ...
WS 88
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Bedrock Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Valley 2016  (#329838)

Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California

[ 89 points Wine Spectator: Toasted notes of hay and spice add a layer of aromatic interest to the supple pear and citrus flavors, finishing with a whiff of honeysuckle. Drink now. 500 cases made. (2017) ] 89 points Wine Spectator: Toasted notes of hay and spice add a layer of aromatic interest to the supple pear and citrus flavors, finishing with a whiff of honeysuckle. Drink now. 500 cases made. (2017)

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95 points Stephen Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): ...reflects the combination of flint on limestone soils... The wine opens extremely pure and clear on the nose, with tea and floral aromas intertwined with white fruit and lemon flavors. On the palate, this is a very pure, fresh and firmly structured… ...
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Mellot/Alphonse Sancerre Les Romains 2014  (#329315)

Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France

[ 95 points Stephen Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): ...reflects the combination of flint on limestone soils... The wine opens extremely pure and clear on the nose, with tea and floral aromas intertwined with white fruit and lemon flavors. On the palate, this is a very pure, fresh and firmly structured Sancerre provided with great precision, tension and length. There is almost no fruit in this bare wine, at least no charm, but it does have purity, austerity, tension and lots of complexity. A great Sancerre! 2016-2026. (Oct 2016) ] 95 points Stephen Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): ...reflects the combination of flint on limestone soils... The wine opens extremely pure and clear on the nose, with tea and floral aromas intertwined with white fruit and lemon flavors. On the palate,…

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92 points Decanter: Always one of Marlborough's top Sauvignon Blancs, made by former Cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd. It has gentle tropical and citrus aromas and flavours, and the complex layers mean that each sip reveals a little more. A very stylish wine. Alcohol 13%. (May 2018) ...
DE 92
WE 90
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Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017  (#701900)

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

[ 92 points Decanter: Always one of Marlborough's top Sauvignon Blancs, made by former Cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd. It has gentle tropical and citrus aromas and flavours, and the complex layers mean that each sip reveals a little more. A very stylish wine. Alcohol 13%. (May 2018) ] 92 points Decanter: Always one of Marlborough's top Sauvignon Blancs, made by former Cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd. It has gentle tropical and citrus aromas and flavours, and the complex layers mean that each sip reveals a little more. A very…

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93 points James Suckling: Pungent passion fruit and fragrant melon, Tahitian lime citrus, this really takes sauvignon to another place for Marlborough, exposing the edgy, exciting and minerally possibilities whilst embracing the rampant intensity of fruit. Great acid, mouth-watering from front to… ...
JS 93
WS 92
WA 90
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Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017  (#701902)

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

[ 93 points James Suckling: Pungent passion fruit and fragrant melon, Tahitian lime citrus, this really takes sauvignon to another place for Marlborough, exposing the edgy, exciting and minerally possibilities whilst embracing the rampant intensity of fruit. Great acid, mouth-watering from front to back. Drink now. (11/13/17) ] 93 points James Suckling: Pungent passion fruit and fragrant melon, Tahitian lime citrus, this really takes sauvignon to another place for Marlborough, exposing the edgy, exciting and minerally possibilities whilst embracing the rampant intensity of…

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92 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Loveblock is the label of Erica and Kim Crawford, former owners of one of New Zealand's most famous brands... displays subtlety and complexity. The nose is a soft synthesis of peach, cantaloupe, lemon-lime, watermelon rind and warm stone minerality,… ...
WE 92
W&S 91
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Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017  (#701868)

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

[ 92 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Loveblock is the label of Erica and Kim Crawford, former owners of one of New Zealand's most famous brands... displays subtlety and complexity. The nose is a soft synthesis of peach, cantaloupe, lemon-lime, watermelon rind and warm stone minerality, while the palate is all about texture. It's tight, structured and chalky, with prickly acidity and a long citrus and mineral finish. Drink now with an array of seafood and salad dishes. Alcohol 13%. (May 2018) ] 92 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Loveblock is the label of Erica and Kim Crawford, former owners of one of New Zealand's most famous brands... displays subtlety and complexity. The nose is a soft synthesis of peach, cantaloupe,…

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91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Lively redcurrant aromas emerge on the nose of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. There's pink grapefruit as well in this medium-bodied, slightly creamy-textured Sauvignon Blanc. It avoids any vegetal notes, delivering a mouthful of bright, refreshing citrus and a… ...
WA 91
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Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc Wairarapa Paddy Borthwick 2017  (#701977)

Sauvignon Blanc from Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

[ 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Lively redcurrant aromas emerge on the nose of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. There's pink grapefruit as well in this medium-bodied, slightly creamy-textured Sauvignon Blanc. It avoids any vegetal notes, delivering a mouthful of bright, refreshing citrus and a long, crisp finish. Nicely done. Drink: 2018-2021. (Feb 2018) -Joe Czerwinski ] 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Lively redcurrant aromas emerge on the nose of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. There's pink grapefruit as well in this medium-bodied, slightly creamy-textured Sauvignon Blanc. It avoids any vegetal notes, delivering…

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95 points Decanter: Fresh, textural SB with lime zest, tree fruit and a touch of tropical mango / guava. Slightly restrained palate but with a good mouth feel and light lees suggestion. Overall intense and exceptionally well done with an enticing grapefruit finish, its purity striking. ...
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Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Icon 2015  (#701447)

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

[ 95 points Decanter: Fresh, textural SB with lime zest, tree fruit and a touch of tropical mango / guava. Slightly restrained palate but with a good mouth feel and light lees suggestion. Overall intense and exceptionally well done with an enticing grapefruit finish, its purity striking. ] 95 points Decanter: Fresh, textural SB with lime zest, tree fruit and a touch of tropical mango / guava. Slightly restrained palate but with a good mouth feel and light lees suggestion. Overall intense and exceptionally well done with an enticing…

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The Bailly family have been winemakers in Sancerre since 1700. This is a classic styled Sancerre from Bailly's vineyards in and around the village of Bué, one of the greatest villages in the appellation. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. ...
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Bailly Sancerre Terroirs 2017  (#332802)

Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France

[ The Bailly family have been winemakers in Sancerre since 1700. This is a classic styled Sancerre from Bailly's vineyards in and around the village of Bué, one of the greatest villages in the appellation. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. ] The Bailly family have been winemakers in Sancerre since 1700. This is a classic styled Sancerre from Bailly's vineyards in and around the village of Bué, one of the greatest villages in the appellation. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.

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91 points The Tasting Panel: Pineapple and lemon blossoms are sweet perfume from this crisp white, grown on rich, red volcanic soils of Lake County (60%). The coastal influence of Monterey (22%) keeps it fresh, and 18% from Lodi and Clarksburg adds minerality and ripeness to the fruit. The acidity… ...
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Mason Sauvignon Blanc California Pomelo 2016  (#329171)

Sauvignon Blanc from California

[ 91 points The Tasting Panel: Pineapple and lemon blossoms are sweet perfume from this crisp white, grown on rich, red volcanic soils of Lake County (60%). The coastal influence of Monterey (22%) keeps it fresh, and 18% from Lodi and Clarksburg adds minerality and ripeness to the fruit. The acidity is arm in arm with gooseberry and Granny Smith apple, just-sliced pineapple, and a hint of tarragon. A fine salinity reaches the tip of the tongue on the finish. Three percent Chenin Blanc is blended in. (Dec 2017) ] 91 points The Tasting Panel: Pineapple and lemon blossoms are sweet perfume from this crisp white, grown on rich, red volcanic soils of Lake County (60%). The coastal influence of Monterey (22%) keeps it fresh, and 18% from Lodi and Clarksburg adds…

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Some grass and intriguing melon in the nose is followed by a wine with good minerality, crisp acidity and just enough richness. Very refreshing and food friendly. ...
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Bailly Quincy Cuvee de Beaucharme 2016  (#332410)

Sauvignon Blanc from Quincy, Loire, France

[ Some grass and intriguing melon in the nose is followed by a wine with good minerality, crisp acidity and just enough richness. Very refreshing and food friendly. ] Some grass and intriguing melon in the nose is followed by a wine with good minerality, crisp acidity and just enough richness. Very refreshing and food friendly.

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