Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Holding court with my fruit and my Duckhorn SauvBlanc! Cut grass on the nose with tropical fruit notes - guava and papaya - preserved lemon rind, some lime, and ginger. Loads of lemon, lime, and tropical fruit on the palate with a hint of figs. Silky mouthfeel from the Semillon in the blend - a bit less “sharp” than most SauvBlancs. 

3/5 bones

$$

Sauvignon Blanc (21% Semillon)

13.5% abv

Napa Valley, California, USA

Oh yes, so much better..

Last summer I worked as a waitress in a bar. There was this group of old ladies and they were drinking white wine (the only white wine we served was Sauvignon blanc, the bar was specialised in beers. It also says so on the menu). So a short while after I served their drinks I decided to check up on them, ask them if everything was OK and if there was anything else I could do for them. One of the ladies told me that it was the most disgusting wine she ever tasted, that it tasted like dishwater and that I must have accidentally served her the cheapest house wine. She finished her “dishwater wine” and told me to get it “right” this time. So I told her “Of course m'am. I’ll bring you a Sauvignon blanc.”

We didn’t have any other wine so I served her the same as before. After another short while I decided to check on the group of old ladies again.

“Does this wine taste better m'am?”

She told me
“Oh yes, this wine is so much better than that dishwater tasting cheap house wine you served me before, thank you”.

This personal victory kept me going until the end of my shift.

2016 Casillero del Diablo Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

There ain’t nothin’ wrong with partying with a Chilean SauvBlanc every once in a while. Green pepper, grass, underripe pineapple, and more limes than lemons on the nose. Green pepper flesh and lime on the palate. Simple, but nothing to complain about!

3/5 bones

$

Sauvignon Blanc

13% abv

Central Valley, CHILE

2014 Shannon-Downes Family Vineyards Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc

Mmmm… enjoying this nice South African Sauvignon Blanc. Lime, lemon, tropical fruit, and stones on the nose with a hint of herbs, pine needles, and salt. Limes, lemons, and tropical fruit basket on the palate with stone and salinity. Very nice!

4/5 bones

$$

Sauvignon Blanc

13.5% abv

Elgin, SOUTH AFRICA

Sauvignon Blanc Ice-Pops


1 ½ lbs strawberries

5 oz brown cane sugar

5 oz water

2 in. lemongrass

7 oz sauvignon blanc

Crush lemongrass stalk using a rolling pin to release its essential oils. bring water and sugar to a boil until sugar dissolves. Add lemongrass and simmer for five minutes, then turn off heat, allowing lemongrass pieces from infused syrup. Remove the green leaves and stems from strawberries. Muddle strawberries in a cocktail shaker. Add lemongrass syrup and wine. Shake vigorously. Pour into ice-pop molds and place in freezer for at least six hours.

Makes 10 ice pops.

2015 Domaine des Côtes Blanches Sancerre

This is a lovely Sancerre to enjoy on a picnic. Ripe green pepper, lime skin, Meyer lemon, and the tiniest whiff of basil on the nose. Bursting with Meyer lemon, green pepper, and stone on the palate with lingering acidity.

4/5 bones

$$

Sauvignon Blanc

13% abv

Sancerre (Loire), FRANCE

2014 Château de Saint Cosmé Little James Basket Press Blanc

Loving this lovely Rhône white. A lovely nose of lemon, apple, grass, waxy fruit, white flowers, boxwood, and fennel. The Viognier gives a fuller aroma and mouthfeel. Apples, grass, lemon, pears, and minerality on the palate. Finishes initially with apple, but acidity grows to more of a Meyer lemon finish. 

4/5 bones

$

Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier

13% abv

Rhône, FRANCE