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.
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
Groth Napa Valley 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $20.39-$26.99, 90 points
John Anthony Carneros (Napa Valley) 2017 Sauvignon, $15.29-$21.99, 92 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
Trentadue 'OPR' 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $10.19-$15.99, 89 points
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