It’s a great day when I get to celebrate a type of wine, even though truth be told, I celebrate wine EVERY day. A great glass of Sauvignon Blanc advents the end of winter and the beginning of warmer temperatures, with it’s aromas of green apples and fresh herbs. It’s truly sunshine in a glass.
New Zealand’s Marlborough region is famed for its pungent, sassy savvies, as they’re dubbed in Kiwi country, while France’s historic Loire Valley spots Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre are also planted with Sauvignon Blanc. California’s fruit-driven versions (some called Fumé Blanc) express the state’s warm climate.
Check out why I dubbed Sauvignon Blanc the WILD CHILD of WHITES…
And some of my favorites are…
2013 Groth Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California ; $20
2013 Brancott “Flight Song” Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand; $15
2014 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand; $13
Villa Maria “Cellar Selection,” Marlborough, New Zealand, $17-$20
2011 Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand $33
Pascal Jolivet Sancerre, France, $19-$21
Chateau de Sancerre, France $19-$29
Silverado Vineyards, Miller Ranch, Napa Valley $22
Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley, California, $18-$20