2019 Ghost Block Sauvignon Blanc Morgaen Lee Vineyard Napa Valley USA$28.00
The “ghosts” honored on the Ghost Block Morgaen Lee Sauvignon Blanc 2019 label are pioneer winemakers who rest in peace in the tiny 150-year-old cemetery near the 100% organic Rock Cairn Vineyard. This bright and silky sur lie aged Sauvignon Blanc exhibits aromas of peach, pineapple, and guava. This wine has lively acidity, with a beautiful citrus backbone. The little Semillon blended in gives the wine a nice mouth feel, along with the sur lie technique. There is an underlying current of dough/yeast — creating a unique singlevineyard style from Yountville. This Sauvignon Blanc has a richer, more complex, silky mouth feel with a hint of white grapefruit on the clean & bright finish.
Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Paso Robles, California, USA$18.00
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a vivid varietal character that is rooted in our estate Margarita Vineyard. Here, amid one of the Paso Robles region’s coolest growing environments, the Sauvignon Blanc grape achieves a fine balance of ripeness and raciness, with crisp acidity and appealing mineral accents. The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc leans into the nose with vivid varietal signatures, including notes of lime zest, grassy herb and gooseberry. The palate is crisp and clean, offering quenching flavors of grapefruit, white peach and green apple. Brisk acidity cascades into a refreshing finish.
The pungent liveliness of the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a fine match for crab cakes, shrimp pasta in white wine sauce, grilled asparagus, Thai chicken salad, and salmon with lemon and dill.
Banshee Sauvignon Blanc 2019$25.00
Banshee Wines was founded by three friends from the Midwest and East Coast who shared a passion for wine and a lifelong dream of owning their own winery. Their fascination with wine started early in life. While their peers were drinking Milwaukee’s Best, they had an afﬁnity towards collecting European wines and hosting dorm room wine tastings. Post-college, each pursued a career in the wine industry, ranging from importing wines, to winemaking, to distribution and sales. When their paths ultimately converged in San Francisco in 2009, they pooled their money together to make the ﬁrst vintage of Banshee Wines. After a few years, they migrated up to Healdsburg, where they’ve developed strong relationships with the owners and growers of some of the best and most coveted vineyards in Sonoma, working in lock step with them to produce wines of depth, purity and balance. They strive to make wines with the complexity and deliciousness of those found at the very top of the quality and price scale, but at a price that is affordable for everyone and not just the uber-wealthy.
The Banshee Sauvignon Blanc 2019 comes from a combination of vineyards in the Russian River and Dry Creek valleys. These areas are perfect for the style of Sauvignon Blanc we all love – a combination of sufficient daytime warmth to develop exuberant fruit flavors and plenty of morning/evening coolness to preserve lip smacking structure and vital tart and green-tinged flavors.
In addition, they like to utilize the charms of the musque´ variation of Sauvignon Blanc to highlight the lifted perfume and floral aspects it brings. About 30% of this wine is powered up by musque´ (think X-Men).
A fragrant nose of floral citrus blossom. Flavors of white peach and green apple pack a juicy punch with soft hints of jasmine and lilac. A balanced finish of floral and citrus zest brings bright acidity and a hint of sea salt packs a flavorful finish.
Buttonwood Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Santa Ynez Valley$26.00
Aromas of garden herbs mingle with lime blossom in this fusion of 92% Sauvignon Blanc (clones 1 and Musque) and 8% Sémillon. Ruby red grapefruit and key lime notes mingle with tinges of guava and the hazelnut-butter contribution from the Sémillon. Crisp, Fresh and versatile! Pairs perfectly with artichokes, asparagus and arugula with goat cheese.
Cosa Obra Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Hummingbird Hill, Sonoma Coast, USA$28.00
Sourced from a small artisan grower located in the eastern slope of the Sonoma Valley known as Fallenleaf Vineyard. The grapes grown at this site possesses a unique tropical varietal characteristic. This enticing Sauvignon Blanc offers aromas of white peach, cantaloupe, and orange blossom complemented by bright citrus, lemon curd and zest. Tropical flavors of kiwi, pineapple, lemon, mango and papaya introduce a rich palate and a persistent mineral finish. A great aperitif, this pairs nicely with just about any seafood dish, and is a great companion with cheese.
Domaine Girault Sancerre 2019 Beaux Regards$25.00
France’s most famous region for Sauvignon Blanc is Sancerre in the Loire valley. The region’s rolling limestone hills and semi-continental climate deliver richly textured Sauvignon Blanc wines with ripe gooseberry aromas, bracing acidity, and flinty-smoke flavors. To achieve aromatic intensity, the Giraults press their grapes gently, ferment on native yeasts, and both vinify and age their wines in stainless steel tanks. Redolent of citrus blossom, white flowers and hints of leafy greens, the Domaine Girault Sancerre Beaux Regards 2019 is crisp, wonderfully perfumed and well-balanced with a long, lingering mineral finish.Clear pale gold color. Concentrated nose with notes of citrus and exotic fruits. Aromas full of finesse in the mouth. Fresh and well-balanced final.
Ehlers Sauvignon Blanc 2020$35.00
The Ehlers Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Grapefruit, vanilla bean and orange blossoms are highlighted in the glass. The varietal is so interesting, so versatile, and complex. The warm 2020 weather resulted in riper aromas in the fruit that translates into juicy apricot, orange candy, yellow wildflowers, lemon rind, lime pie, and Anjou pears. The mouthfeel is full and flavorful. Despite the high acidity, the wine is well balanced and smooth, with a creamy end and juicy flavors like grapefruit, vanilla bean, and orange blossoms highlight in a glass of this wine. Although lovely and aromatic now, it will age well for 5-7 more years.
Fiddlehead Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc 2015$26.00
The Happy Canyon label not only pays tribute to a unique AVA, but also signifies the signature style of Sauvignon Blanc at Fiddlehead. The place, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA is home to six founding vineyards planted 1996-2001, and is located on the eastern edge of the Santa Ynez AVA. Morning fog lifts to plentiful sunshine, and it is the ideal home to Bordeaux (including Sauvignon Blanc) and Rhone varietals. During Prohibition, a simple alcohol was produced in Happy Canyon and legend has it that folks would “take a trip up Happy Canyon” to purchase the beverage…and the name stuck. In the Fiddlehead Portfolio, it is the most versatile, richer-style Sauvignon Blanc, “with a French twist”. It marries fresh, ripe fruit with creamy, silky textures, much like a Pouilly Fumé style of the Loire Valley. This Loire Valley inspired wine is most noted for its layers of aromatics and layers of texture. It flaunts a dried apricot perfume, with background hints of oregano and coriander. There is a rich touch of vanilla spice that is melded with Anjou pear and orange blossoms. Grapefruit and honey highlight a plush and lasting finish. A true cornucopia of flavor! I even picked up a bit of crème brulee, which I’ve never tasted before in a Sauvignon Blanc. Awesome! 1306 cases made.
Flora Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Napa Valley$38.00
The Crossroads Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Oakville appellation is the source of the Flora Springs 2018 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, a vineyard the Komes-Garvey family has farmed for over two decades. To impart complexity in both flavor and texture, this 100% Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks, concrete “egg” tanks and oak puncheons, followed by five months of aging in stainless steel tanks, concrete “egg” tanks, small French oak barrels, oak puncheons and stainless steel drums. The wine in barrel rested on its lees and was stirred every two weeks, re-suspending the lees and lending a creamy texture to the finished wine.
The Flora Springs 2019 Sauvignon Blanc offers gorgeous flavors of passion fruit, citrus (grapefruit and tart lemon) and green apple, with hints of lychee nut, honeysuckle and spice. The wine has plenty of crisp acidity, yet it has a rich mouthfeel and broad texture that expands into a bright yet creamy palate. Crisp, fresh and fruity, this is a boldly flavored, ready-to-enjoy wine that would pair beautifully with lemon-garlic shrimp skewers, fresh spring pea soup, freshly-shucked oysters or pesto-topped ravioli.
Hanna Sauvignon Blanc 2020$24.00
HANNA Winery thrives on Sonoma’s world-class diversity of climate, topography and geology. For a small, quality-focused family winery, it boasts a stunning collection of long-held vineyards – from the cool Russian River Valley to the sunny Alexander Valley to the rugged Moon Mountain appellation high in the Mayacamas.
The Hanna 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is bright and delicious. Aromas are of quince flower, fig, guava and nectarine. Flavors are of Meyer lemon, peach and grapefruit, with a hint of summer hay and ginger. The wine is plump and bright with zingy acidity and a seamless finish.
Gold Medal and Best of Class at Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Happy Canyon “Piocho” Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Happy Canyon$25.00
The Happy Canyon “Piocho” Sauvignon Blanc 2019 exhibits floral aromas with a hint of brioche toast, honeysuckle, figs and a zesty citrus note. The Sauvignon Blanc provides a lift and perfect accompaniment to the Semillon with varietal aromas of grass and tropical fruit. The wine shows pear and apple with nice wood tones with creaminess on the mid-palate that gives way to a hint of vanilla. It delivers a very rich mouth feel with a good acid backbone. Smoothly balances energy and weight and finishes with excellent clarity and mineral-driven persistence.
This is a fantastic summer wine!.
Jayson by Pahlmeyer Sauvignon Blanc 2019$34.00
The 2019 Jayson by Pahlmeyer Sauvignon Blanc reveals bright pear and white peach aromas with tropical notes of pineapple and hints of fresh cut flowers. The palate is clean and focused, with crisp green apple notes and a rich, round palate with wet stone on the lingering finish. Balanced acidity makes this wine a perfect pair for oysters, crab cakes, or lobster bisque. The Jayson 2018 Sauvignon Blanc also pairs beautifully with a wedge of triple crème brie. 90 Points Wine Enthusiast.