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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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Notes of jasmine and almond shine through a mineral driven, slightly creamy texture, with bright undertones of green apple and grapefruit. Perfect as an aperitif and also ideal for fresh oysters, grilled seafood, lemon chicken, or a simple plate of fresh goat cheese and fruit. Aged on the lees until… ...

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Thomas/Paul Sancerre Chavignol Les Comtesses 2016  (#332855)

Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available

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

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
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98 points James Suckling: Wow. The complex aromas are so compelling with sliced apples, lemons and cream. Some minerals and mustard seeds, too. Full-bodied, yet vivid and bright with sliced green apples, lime and green mangoes. Excellent intensity and crispness. Just the right amount of phenolic… ...

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Eisele Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2016  (#331887)

Sauvignon Blanc from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

750ml Bottle | In stock, 7 available

The wine is mouthcoating and viscous, with a balancing acid tension and great mouth-watering juiciness. The beauty is there aromatically, with an initial impression of lime zest, lemon pith, and citrus blossom. It then opens to white peach, nectarine, mandarin, cream, with hints of vanilla and lime… ...

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Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc Napa-Sonoma Counties 2017  (#332886)

Sauvignon Blanc from California

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available

Not yet reviewed; 2014 vintage rated 93 points by Wine Spectator: hows a lovely twinge of savory at first, followed by a rather large core of white asparagus, creamed gooseberry and white peach flavors. The savory note reemerges through the finish, along with hints of light bitter almond and… ...

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Dagueneau/Didier Blanc Fume de Pouilly 2015  (#332402)

Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fumé, Loire, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 8 available
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93+ points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): ...notes of lemon oil and delicate botanicals framed by light reduction that would be very much at home in the eastern Loire Valley. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, pure and racy, with a textural attack underpinned by loads of cut and chalky… ...

WA 93
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Wines of Substance Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley Sunset Vyd. 2016  (#332572)

Sauvignon Blanc from Columbia Valley, Washington

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
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91 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Earthy notes of mushroom, white pepper, dried leaves and buttered cannellini beans lead over aromas of lemon and stone fruit. The palate boasts mouth-watering acidity yet not without weight and texture, thanks to time maturing on lees. Best Buy.… ...

WE 91
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Hillersden Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016  (#701640)

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
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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… ...

WA 95
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Mellot/Alphonse Sancerre Les Romains 2014  (#329315)

Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France

1.5L Magnum | In stock, 1 available

17.5/20 points Richard Hemming MW (Jancis Robinson.com): Buttery, creamy, very soft and smooth. Ripe, complete and generous and perhaps quite high in alcohol? Even so, there is so much going on here. Compelling. Drink from: 2017-2027. (7/18/17) ...

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Dagueneau/Didier Pouilly-Fume Silex 2015  (#332404)

Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fumé, Loire, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 9 available

76% Sauvignon Blanc Musqué, 24% Sauvignon Blanc. The nose opens with a perfume of white musk and blackcurrant buds, which continues on to tangerine and candied citrus notes touched by flint and vanilla. The palate is round and full suggesting white peach, with bright acidity carrying the long, fresh… ...

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Eisele Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2015  (#329533)

Sauvignon Blanc from Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available

91 points Wine & Spirits: Herbal notes of green tea, marjoram and sage bring out a red-fruit character in this sauvignon. It s fresh and tight, lasting on scents of gooseberries. This is ready to chill for grilled pork chops. (Oct 2017) ...

W&S 91
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Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Icon 2016  (#701987)

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available

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
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Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017  (#701868)

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

750ml Bottle | In stock, 7 available
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