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92
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Brander 2007 Cuvée Nicolas Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Ynez Valley)

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  1. $25
Just beautiful, a crisp wine of authoritative structure that brilliantly shows off the ripeness of its fruit. Waves of Meyer lemon purée, Key lime pie, white peach, tangerine and spice flavors wash over the palate and last for a long, rich finish. Drink this bone-dry wine now.  — S.H.  (12/31/2008)
92
points

Brander 2005 Purisima Mountain Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Ynez Valley)

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  1. $25
From one of California’s greatest Sauvignon Blanc producers comes this very interesting wine from a well-regarded part of the appellation. It’s a big wine, packed with concentrated citrus, fig, melon and peppery spice flavors. With fresh acidity, it’s right up there with the best.  — S.H.  (12/1/2006)
92
points

Brander 2004 Au Naturel Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Ynez Valley)

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  1. $30
California's top Sauvignon Blanc specialist continues on a roll with this wonderfully pure, clean wine. It's crisp and bone dry in gooseberry, lemon and lime and fig flavors, with an intense cassis or blackcurrant flavor that's unusual and thrilling in a dry Sauvignon Blanc. You'll savor every sip of this exceptional wine.  — S.H.  (5/1/2006)
92
points

Brander 2004 Cuvée Nicolas Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Ynez Valley)

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  1. $26
Shows a return to form after the ’03, with brilliantly ripe guava, nectarine and herb-infused citrus flavors and clean, crisp acids. Totally dry, the wine has a good chunk of new French oak, which assists with a creamy texture, but doesn’t take over. This is great California SB.  — S.H.  (12/1/2005)
91
points

Brander 2005 Uno Mas White (Santa Ynez Valley)

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  1. $25
Brander is one of the best white wine specialists in California, especially when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc, which comprises half the blend here, with Grenache Blanc. This is a marvelous wine, racy, dry, spicy and brilliantly structured, with piquant acidity and rewarding citrus, mango and strawberry flavors.  — S.H.  (12/31/2006)
90
points

Brander 2013 Cuvée Natalie White (Santa Ynez Valley)

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  1. $18
A very delicate shade of pale yellow, this 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Pinot Gris and 20% Riesling blend offers a refreshing aroma somewhere between passionfruit, pineapple and apple juice. Tart green apple and lime tang emerge once sipped.  — M.K.  (10/1/2014)
90
points

Brander 2006 Uno Mas White (Santa Ynez Valley)

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  1. $22
Right up there with last year’s bottling, this Grenache Blanc-Sauvignon Blanc blend is unoaked, offering pure flavors of terroir-inspired fruit. High acidity backs up the lemongrass, pineapple, peach and honeysuckle flavors that finish so dry and spicy.  — S.H.  (12/1/2007)
89
points

Brander 2013 Rosé (Santa Ynez Valley)

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  1. $16
Rich salmon in color, this Syrah-dominant rosé—rounded out with 30% Merlot and 7% Riesling—smells of strawberry soda, fresh nectarine and a tiny bit of papaya. The tropically comes through on the excitingly zingy palate, which culminates in a pink grapefruit finish. Serve with sunshine.  — M.K.  (10/1/2014)
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