Here’s a very rich, layered Sauvignon Blanc from this warmer part of Mendocino County. It’s crisp and bone dry, yet filled with exotic, tropical flavors of guava, passionfruit and nectarine. The acidity leaves a clean, mouthwatering aftertaste.
This fresh but curvy Sauvignon Blanc starts with gooseberry, tropical fruit and minerals on the nose, followed by clean, elegant flavors of citrus and fruit on the palate. Juicy but refreshing, it has a cracking, fun character. Pair with curries, grilled fish.
Very, very extracted, almost overwhelming in spearmint, fig and white pepper flavors, this wine leaves nothing to the imagination. It’s big, but totally dry, and has a nice, clean brisk acidity.
Stimulatingly fresh and clean, this polished Sauvignon benefits from very high acidity that makes those tastebuds whistle. It shows fig, Tequila, grapefruit and nectarine flavors and a finish of white pepper. Notable for its dry, keen freshness.
This ambitious international effort stretches across several continents, aiming to produce hallmark Sauvignons from various regions. The Marlborough offering is pretty standard fare, featuring some grassy aromas and simple passion fruit flavors that finish a bit short.
Here’s a crisp, dry, young Sauvignon Blanc, with a little cat pee, but fortunately it’s drowned in a flood of grapefruit, lime, passionfruit and fig flavors. Crisp acidity scours the palate and gets those tastebuds whistling.