Friday, July 20, 2018

Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (Cali)


Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (Cali)




Sauvignon Blanc white wines vintage 2017 (Cali) are slowly arriving in New Hampshire, and as they do I will once again try and pick them up for my inevitable enjoyment (one of my favorite white wines) and JMO reviews.
Just because SB is a common/hackneyed varietal doesn't mean they can't be outstandingly great wines, versatile, delicious, and mostly reasonably priced.
SB is a go-to white wine for me and many others; pair with fruit, fruity desserts, nuts, fish (I prefer white fish), oysters, lobsters, light poultry, and where Pinot Gris (Grigio) shines, so can Sauvignon Blanc; and why do I say such a thing, because as you discover SB from New Zealand, France, California (the subject of this post), the Northwest, South Africa, Italy, Chile, and even Spain all show SB in different ways: the mother of Cabernet Sauvignon travels well and adapts well.


Angeline Vineyards Sonoma County 'Reserve' 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $8.49-$13.99, 87+ points

Cade Napa Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $29.74-$34.99, 92+ points

Decoy Sonoma County 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $14.95-$19.99, 88 points

Dry Creek Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $7.64-$14.99, 92 points

Duckhorn Napa Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $22.94-$29.99, 92 points

Freemark Abbey Napa Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $19.99-$22.99, 88 points

Gibbs 'Centa Vineyards' Saint Helena, Napa Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $16.99-$19.99, 87 points

Groth Napa Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $20.39-$26.99, 90 points

Hall Napa Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $21.99-$24.99, 92 points

Hess Select North Coast 2017 sauvignon Blanc, $7.99-$15.99, 88 points

Joel Gott 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $8.75-$12.99, 86 points

John Anthony Carneros (Napa Valley) 2017 Sauvignon, $15.29-$21.99, 92 points

Josh North Coast 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $9.77-$16.99, 88 points

Justin Central Coast 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $13.04-$14.49, 89 points

Matanzas Creek Alexander Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $15.29-$19.99, 89 points

Robert Hall Paso Robles 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $12.74-$19.99, 87 points

Rombauer Vineyards Napa Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $16.99-$24.99, 90 points

St. Supery Napa Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $15.29-$21.99, 91 points

Trader Joe's California 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $5.99, 85 points

Twomey Napa Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $22.94-$26.99, 91 points

Trentadue 'OPR' 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $10.19-$15.99, 89 points



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2 comments:

  1. We did a comparative tasting of 2017 SBs at TWWIAGE the other day and the Duckhorn was one of wines included. Came just in the middle of the pack for me, a tad over-fruity.

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    1. Fortunate you!
      Upon opening the 2017 Duckhorn, I would have agreed with the "middle of the pack" assessment, but after a few hours the great subtleties blossomed into a beautiful gestalt. Guava and mango could easily offset a typical Cali SB expectation. Not saying that was your experience, but I could understand that.

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