Sauvignon Blanc is a white grape planted throughout the world, and may also be labeled as Fumé Blanc. It is the signature wine of New Zealand, but is also a major player in the Loire, Bordeaux, Austria, Australia, Chile and California. Wines produced with Sauvignon Blanc can vary in style, from zippy and grassy to lush and tropical fruit-driven. Sauvignon Blanc is also a component of sweet white Bordeaux such as Sauternes and Barsac. You can use Wine Enthusiast’s online Buying Guide to find the top-rated Sauvignon Blanc among our extensive Sauvignon Blanc wine reviews and easy-to-use database. Our Sauvignon Blanc reviews will give you a general idea what to expect from wines made from Sauvignon Blanc, and will help you find one that best suits your needs.
No oak in this wine, but it’s amazingly rich anyway. The wine is very dry, with Meyer lemon flavors boosted by a firm minerality and rich acidity. Absolutely defines the unoaked style of Sauvignon Blanc.
As rich as a Chardonnay, yet with Sauvignon’s distinctive savory profile, this is great wine. From low-yielding mountain vineyards, the juice was barrel fermented and aged sur lies, but no malolactic fermentation was permitted. Few Sauvignons in California achieve this level of complexity. The lush, roasted nuts, with a firm, hard minerality throughout.
With some wood aging, Cuvée Edmond is generally released a year later than other whites from Alphonse Mellot. The wine is beautifully rounded, a rich, complex Sauvignon Blanc that shows ripe apricots, pears, spice and sweet, luscious acidity.
Luc de Conti’s quest for perfection in wood aging white wines reaches its apogee here, a pure Sauvignon Blanc. The ripe spice, quince and lemon flavors mingle together in a powerful wine that keeps surprising elegance. Age for another year for final integration.
The initials refer to the vineyard of Mont Damné, the steepest vineyard in Sancerre. The wine reflects the stony character of the soil, coming through with great intensity. It is powerful, flinty, with a biting citrus character, deliciously taut and intense.
Very rich style of wine from 50-year-old vines. It is smooth, opulent almost, packed with pure pink grapefruit along with an herbal, grassy character. Concentration is the hallmark of this fine wine.
One of the top wines from Henri Bourgeois, this is rich and ageworthy. Its green and white fruits push through a concentrated structure to give a dense wine with ripeness and great elegance.
It was barrel-fermented, using wild yeasts, and aged on the lees. The vineyard is in the coolest part of Napa Valley, and in this cool vintage, acidity is the most important part of the wine. Crisp and biting, it lends structural authority to the Meyer lemon, lime, tangerine, fig, mineral, vanilla and white pepper flavors. The alcohol level has been kept to a…