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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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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.… ...
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Hillersden Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016  (#701640)

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

[ 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. Alcohol 12.5%. (Mar 2018) ] 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…

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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) ...
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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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96 points Tim Atkin, MW: (12.3%) Consistently among the best Sauvignon Bloancs, not just in Chile but also in the southern hemisphere, this stony, mineral, bracingly fresh white is pithy, chiselled and very long on the palate. It will age brilliantly, too. 2018-2025. ...
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Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc Maule Valley 2017  (#701813)

Sauvignon Blanc from Maule Valley, Central Valley, Chile

[ 96 points Tim Atkin, MW: (12.3%) Consistently among the best Sauvignon Bloancs, not just in Chile but also in the southern hemisphere, this stony, mineral, bracingly fresh white is pithy, chiselled and very long on the palate. It will age brilliantly, too. 2018-2025. ] 96 points Tim Atkin, MW: (12.3%) Consistently among the best Sauvignon Bloancs, not just in Chile but also in the southern hemisphere, this stony, mineral, bracingly fresh white is pithy, chiselled and very long on the palate. It will age brilliantly…

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94 points Wine & Spirits: 'From the rural village of Lo Abarca, where vines rise up limestone-and-granite hills facing the cool winds off the Pacific, Cipreses is Casa Marín s most pointedly tense sauvignon blanc. In 2017, the herbal aromas join tropical fruit scents and mineral notes in a nose that… ...
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Casa Marin Sauvignon Blanc San Antonio Valley Cipreses Vineyard 2017  (#701970)

Sauvignon Blanc from Central Valley, Chile

[ 94 points Wine & Spirits: 'From the rural village of Lo Abarca, where vines rise up limestone-and-granite hills facing the cool winds off the Pacific, Cipreses is Casa Marín s most pointedly tense sauvignon blanc. In 2017, the herbal aromas join tropical fruit scents and mineral notes in a nose that speaks of the warmth of the harvest. The mouth has the broad texture of the wines of Lo Abarca, but also that particularly firm acidity that characterizes them. Grand and enveloping, the finish brings to mind fresh pears and herbs. ] 94 points Wine & Spirits: 'From the rural village of Lo Abarca, where vines rise up limestone-and-granite hills facing the cool winds off the Pacific, Cipreses is Casa Marín s most pointedly tense sauvignon blanc. In 2017, the herbal aromas join…

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Complex fruit of melon, citrus, and blackcurrant leaf with restrained mineral-edged flint and beautifully assured acidity. Fermented and aged in stainless steel vats. ...
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Gitton Pouilly-Fume Clos Joanne d'Orion 1980  (#330205)

Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fumé, Loire, France

[ Complex fruit of melon, citrus, and blackcurrant leaf with restrained mineral-edged flint and beautifully assured acidity. Fermented and aged in stainless steel vats. ] Complex fruit of melon, citrus, and blackcurrant leaf with restrained mineral-edged flint and beautifully assured acidity. Fermented and aged in stainless steel vats.

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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) ...
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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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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… ...
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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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A Cali-style Sauv, both clean and ripe with perfect weight, the wine reflects an optimal ripeness at harvest. Classic Vogelzang Vineyard aromatics of mint, basil and sea salt lead to yellow peach, tahitian lime and honeydew melon flavors in a seamless finish. Not yet reviewed; 2014 vintage rated 91… ...
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Point & Line Sauvignon Blanc Happy Canyon McGinley Vineyard 2015  (#328555)

Sauvignon Blanc from Happy Canyon, Central Coast, California

[ A Cali-style Sauv, both clean and ripe with perfect weight, the wine reflects an optimal ripeness at harvest. Classic Vogelzang Vineyard aromatics of mint, basil and sea salt lead to yellow peach, tahitian lime and honeydew melon flavors in a seamless finish. Not yet reviewed; 2014 vintage rated 91 points by Wine Enthusiast: ...showing lemon and yellow pear tones on the nose... touches of yellow apple, sea salt, faint banana and a shred of bubblegum converge for a complete yet restrained white wine experience. ] A Cali-style Sauv, both clean and ripe with perfect weight, the wine reflects an optimal ripeness at harvest. Classic Vogelzang Vineyard aromatics of mint, basil and sea salt lead to yellow peach, tahitian lime and honeydew melon flavors in a…

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92 points Wine & Spirits: Richer and more unctuous than most recent releases of sauvignon from Frog s Leap, this wine still holds its freshness over the course of several days. John Williams and his team farm organically, without irrigation, which resulted in a particularly concentrated wine in 2016… ...
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Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford Napa Valley 2016  (#331777)

Sauvignon Blanc from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

[ 92 points Wine & Spirits: Richer and more unctuous than most recent releases of sauvignon from Frog s Leap, this wine still holds its freshness over the course of several days. John Williams and his team farm organically, without irrigation, which resulted in a particularly concentrated wine in 2016. Its flavors transform from lime and beeswax toward passion fruit, with hints of toast from long aging on the lees. Clean and lasting, the flavor and texture would complement roast arctic char or other rich fish. (Oct 2017) ] 92 points Wine & Spirits: Richer and more unctuous than most recent releases of sauvignon from Frog s Leap, this wine still holds its freshness over the course of several days. John Williams and his team farm organically, without irrigation, which…

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95 points Decanter: Peaches, lemons, red apples and tropical fruit leap from the glass. Quite a textural Sauvignon Blanc with sweet grass, grapefruit, nut and subtle honey flavours and a rich and creamy texture. An interesting, characterful example with a long, mineral finish. (2018) ...
DE 95
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Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough Te Muna Road Vineyard 2017  (#701826)

Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

[ 95 points Decanter: Peaches, lemons, red apples and tropical fruit leap from the glass. Quite a textural Sauvignon Blanc with sweet grass, grapefruit, nut and subtle honey flavours and a rich and creamy texture. An interesting, characterful example with a long, mineral finish. (2018) ] 95 points Decanter: Peaches, lemons, red apples and tropical fruit leap from the glass. Quite a textural Sauvignon Blanc with sweet grass, grapefruit, nut and subtle honey flavours and a rich and creamy texture. An interesting, characterful example…

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93 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Chief winemaker Helen Masters has produced a Sauvignon Blanc full of delicacy and restraint. Enchanting aromas of apple peel, lime blossom, wild mint and ginger glide seamlessly into a bright, shimmery palate that prickles with a juicy, copper-penny… ...
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Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 2016  (#701625)

Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

[ 93 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Chief winemaker Helen Masters has produced a Sauvignon Blanc full of delicacy and restraint. Enchanting aromas of apple peel, lime blossom, wild mint and ginger glide seamlessly into a bright, shimmery palate that prickles with a juicy, copper-penny tang and just a touch of textural weight, all ensconced in a long, salty, pithy finish. Delicious on its own, this would be glorious with a wide range of east and southeast Asian dishes. Alcohol 12.5%. (Jul 2018) ] 93 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Chief winemaker Helen Masters has produced a Sauvignon Blanc full of delicacy and restraint. Enchanting aromas of apple peel, lime blossom, wild mint and ginger glide seamlessly into a bright,…

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95 points James Suckling: A super refined and elegant sauvignon that delivers an extremely sophisticated palate that operates on a condensed core of vibrant limes and minerals. There s a wealth of detail here with bergamot and Earl Grey to close. Drink or hold. Screw cap. (10/8/18) ...
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Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016  (#701983)

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

[ 95 points James Suckling: A super refined and elegant sauvignon that delivers an extremely sophisticated palate that operates on a condensed core of vibrant limes and minerals. There s a wealth of detail here with bergamot and Earl Grey to close. Drink or hold. Screw cap. (10/8/18) ] 95 points James Suckling: A super refined and elegant sauvignon that delivers an extremely sophisticated palate that operates on a condensed core of vibrant limes and minerals. There s a wealth of detail here with bergamot and Earl Grey to close.…

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