Category Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

2007 Delille Cellars Chaleur Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend is arguably the best white wine coming out of Washington. Golden straw color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, apple, banana, wax, grass, lemon cream pie, some lees, some oak, no earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium body, medium+ acidity, nicely woven flavors, very harmonious, apple, pineapple, melon, lemon…Continue Reading

2006 Martinborough Vineyards Te Tera Sauvignon Blanc

On the nose, youthful but developed, medium+ intensity, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry, grass, mineral, fennel, dill, no eak, and traces of earth. The nose alone is worth the money. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, high acidity, nicely balanced, with a strong finish. Loads of citrus, grass, and herbs. This is a wine is evolving nicely,…Continue Reading

2007 Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Blind tasted last week. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, yellow apple, pear, cantaloupe, melon, lime zest, flowers, grass, honey, slight funk, and some oak too. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, tropical fruit, but loaded with oak flavors, hazelnuts, coconut, vanilla, some floral grassy element, slight minerality, medium acidity, medium alcohol, with a moderate…Continue Reading

2006 Martinborough Vineyards Te Tera Sauvignon Blanc

The nose on this wine has the trademark New Zealand intensity, like the Las Vegas of intensity. Starfruit, grapefruit, lime zest, dill, cut grass, canned asparagus on the nose. Mouth watering acidity, really nice wine for the pricetag. Although some of the characteristics sound weird the is a very enjoyable wine, especially with a dungeness…Continue Reading