Fetzer Sauvignon Blanc 2009

December 16th, 2010 Chuck Posted in Sauvignon Blanc, USA 1 Comment »

Being very dry and heavy on the alcohol, this white may not appeal to everyone.
A friend told me their Pinot Grigio is very nice, review to come.
90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Viognier
Tip: serve well chilled
At a Glance
Taste grassy, grapefruit, gooseberry
Smell melon, grass, floral
Food herbed tilapia fillet
Sweetness extra dry
Price $11.95
LCBO# 34033
Score 3




Morgenhof Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2007

April 27th, 2008 Sean Posted in Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa No Comments »

nosnob.com blind tasted this wine and admittedly, it gave us a little trouble. We poked around Chardonnay, Viognier but couldn’t nail it at first. Once the wine had warmed up a few degrees it was instantly clear that it was Sauvignon Blanc. Just another reminder to take your whites out of the fridge a few minutes before drinking to get the full effect.
This was a really well balanced Sauvignon from South Africa. Would have liked to tasted a little bit more of an edge like some others, but overall, great smells and flavors.
Tip: pull it out of the fridge 15 minutes before serving
At a Glance
Taste grapefruit, orange, grass
Smell grass, gooseberry, citrus
Food tapas
Sweetness dry
Price $12.95
LCBO# 18507
Score 3
Mogenhof Bottle




Hernder Estates Fumé Blanc 2006

April 9th, 2008 Chuck Posted in Canada, Sauvignon Blanc 1 Comment »

Little did I know that fumé Blanc is an accepted synonym for Sauvignon Blanc. This vintage could have fooled me because it tastes and smells nothing like a typical blanc, which may be good or bad depending on where your tastes lie.
For those who don’t (or can’t) drink red and need a toasty, smoky white to pair with a big dish, you could give this a try.
Tip: try this if you are a big fan of oaky whites
At a Glance
Taste melon, chalk
Smell smoky, lemon
Food grilled shrimp
Sweetness off dry
Price $13.95
LCBO#
Score 1.5




Chateau De Quincay Sauvignon Selection Tradition 2006

March 2nd, 2008 Sean Posted in France, Sauvignon Blanc 1 Comment »

Ignore the big fancy French name. What we got here folks is Sauvingnon Blanc. What is special about this wine is it comes from a part of France that is known for making outstanding wines (Loire region). It’s the next door neighbor of where the really expensive stuff comes from. This wine is zesty and has lots of character for what we sometimes think of as a boring white grape. Very crisp, very clean. Total bargain.
Tip: March 1, 2008 Vintages Release - hurry! Chill well.
At a Glance
Taste green apple, citrus, honeydew
Smell white flowers, fresh herbs, cedar
Food grilled salmon, goat cheese
Sweetness
Price $12.95
LCBO# 66183
Score 4
Quincay Sauvignon




Sawmill Creek Sauvignon Blanc

February 27th, 2008 Chuck Posted in Canada, Sauvignon Blanc No Comments »

Here’s a nice medium-bodied white wine with a sticker price you can’t beat.
It exhibits a dry crisp citrus flavour with hints of green apple and oak.
I did notice that this wine is non-vintage, meaning that the juice is a blend of wine from more than one year. Should I care? well, for this class of white wine, nah.
This wine was also my first go at a Tetra-Pak® and I have to say, if I’m traveling with wine it can’t be beat, however I would never bring it to the table. And for me, yes, it does lose the romance factor of uncorking a bottle.
Tip: serve well chilled
At a Glance
Taste citrus, green apple, light oak
Smell citrus, light oak
Food shrimp
Sweetness dry
Price $9.95
LCBO#
Score 2




Azzaro Sauvignon Blanc

January 17th, 2008 Archive Posted in France, Sauvignon Blanc No Comments »

From the winemaker azzarowine.com
This wine typifies the mosaic regions of Languedoc, France. Each selected zone provides its own characteristics: body, cooler ground temperature, fat, and volume-representing the more expressive Mediterranean region.

Sauvignon is pale yellow with currant aromas. The burst of flavour in mouth is clear with hints of exotic fruits that charm all palates.

Floral and aromatic with structure and acidity, makes this a great choice for seafood, fish and Chinese dishes. Also great served chilled as an aperitif.
$ 12.85
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Hillebrand Artist Series Sauvignon Blanc 2006

January 15th, 2008 Archive Posted in Sauvignon Blanc No Comments »

From the winemaker www.hillebrand.com
A refreshing, fruit-forward style with flavours of peach, pear, passion-fruit, lime and herbal notes.
Pale lemon colour with aromas of dried herbs, pear and apple.
$ 10.45
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Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2005

January 13th, 2008 Archive Posted in Sauvignon Blanc, USA 1 Comment »

From the wine maker www.drycreekvineyard.com
Our 2006 Sonoma County Fumé Blanc strikes an excellent balance between bright, crisp varietal character and mineral undertones that have become hallmarks of Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc. Inviting aromas of fresh grass, lemon, and grapefruit lead to juicy flavors of citrus, lime, and crushed stone nuances. The finish is supported by crisp, food friendly acidity that speaks to the classic character of the delicious Sauvignon Blanc varietal.
$14.95
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Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc 2007

January 11th, 2008 Archive Posted in Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa No Comments »

From the winemaker www.twooceanswines.co.za
An elegant but crisp wine with ripe, gooseberry flavours on the fore palate backed
by tropical fruits and a hint of grassiness that lingers long on the aftertaste.
It is an ideal companion to line fish, light poultry dishes and for serving as a summer patio wine.
$9.60
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Cathedral Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2005

January 11th, 2008 Archive Posted in Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa No Comments »

From the winemaker www.kwv.co.za
A highly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc. The upfront bouquet has a wealth of green figs, green peppers, nettles and herbs. The palate is dry and shows lively attack with the assertive acid neatly balanced by masses of fruit. Long, penetrating finish.
Seafood casserole, mussels, grilled chicken kebabs, Tagliatelli with creamy mushroom sauce or asparagus quiche
$9.95
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Ubuntu Sauvignon Blanc 2005

January 11th, 2008 Archive Posted in Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa No Comments »

From the winemaker www.kwv.co.za
A lively wine full of fresh tropical fruit and ripe fig with notes of flinty, green, grassy flavours. This dry wine has a lively acid that adds to the integrated complexity and a lingering crisp aftertaste
Seafood from oysters to smoked fish, gammon, chicken or asparagus.
$9.90
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