Happy Sauvignon Blanc Day!

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

2010 Chateau St. Jean, Fume Blanc, Sonoma County $14 

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