Sauvignon Blanc tagged posts

Under $12 Deals: 2012 Sherwood Stratum Sauvignon Blanc ($7.99)

February 1, 2013 Under $12 Deals  No comments

Stratum Sauvignon Blanc BottleWhen my shipment of wine arrived, it was 10 degrees outside.  All the red wine was too cold to drink, so I decided on some Korean food and an $8 Sauvignon Blanc.  Yeah, it's not very sexy for a first post under the new format, but I don't think the 2010 Baucastel would show very well at 42 degrees.  Plus, I've been drinking more Sauvignon Blanc lately than any other white (could have to do with my newfound oyster obsession), so this seems fitting.

I've said many times that I believe New Zealand produces the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world (though France does give the Kiwis a run for their money).  That said, something makes this one exceptional: The price.  It tastes better than many $15+ examples and  at roughly half that price, it's a guilt free way to enjoy a great wine.  

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A Great Summer Sauvignon Blanc Under $10

June 20, 2012 Daily DrinkersWines under $10  No comments

2011 Infamous Goose Sauv BlancSometimes it's difficult to write up all the great New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs I drink because, eventually I would sound like a broken record: Bright tropical fruit flavors, crisp green apple, etc., etc.  That isn't a criticism, but rather a testament to the consistency and quality of NZ's signature wine, which is, for me, the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world.  It also remains a good value although I have noticed some price creep in the better known labels.

So, when the time came for a refreshing beverage on a warm Chicago evening this week, we headed to the roof deck with a bottle of 2011 Wild Rock "The Infamous Goose" Sauvignon Blanc.  So how is it?  It's the perfect summer Sauvignon Blanc.  Light, pale green and fruity with, well, bright tropical fruit flavors, crisp green apple,

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Another Under $10 Steal from MSH – Yountville Sauvignon Blanc

September 22, 2011 Daily DrinkersWines under $10  No comments

MSH Sauvignon Blanc LabelLately, I've found myself shying away from Asian food because it doesn't pair well with wine.  Seriously.  Now that I put it in writing, it actually sounds kind of pathetic.  Well last night's fried rice doused in Sriracha called for something white, crisp and cool, so I grabbed a bottle of MSH Yountville Sauvignon Blanc from the cooler.  I already wrote about the insanely good Rutherford Merlot from MSH and the Sauvignon Blanc also delivers in a big way.

This wine has crisp acid but also maintains a round mouthfeel that lets you know it's from Napa vs. Marlborough.  Yountville is one of Napa Valley's cooler appellations due to its proximity to San Palo Bay, so it's a great place to grow Sauvignon Blanc.  But any grape from Yountville usually gets a premium price.  Somehow MSH has

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3 Brooms Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009- $11.95 for single vineyard NZ quality

May 12, 2010 Daily DrinkersUncategorizedWines under $10  One comment

3 Brooms Sauvignon Blanc 2009Nothing starts off a spring or summer evening better than a cool, crisp Sauvignon Blanc.   I think the best Sauvignon Blancs, especially for the value-focused consumer, are coming out of New Zealand's Marlborough region.  In a way, Sauvignon Blanc is a pure expression of wine, uninfluenced by oak, with all the focus on the grape.  This makes it the perfect wine to open an evening.

Barker’s Marque’s version is particularly rich, compared to many Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand, but it's a perfect expression of the varietal.  This wine is produced from a single vineyard and it really shows.  It starts with the signature bright, citrus notes that jump out of the glass.  The rich mouthfeel and tart acid would make this wine a perfect pairing to a rich, fatty fish like salmon, Chilean

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