Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular white wines made from green-skinned grapes, which originates from the Bordeaux region of France. It is now widely cultivated in France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, California, and South America, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. Depending on the climate, the flavor ranges from aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical. It is usually consumed young since it doesn’t particularly benefit from aging. Sauvignon Blanc should be served slightly chilled and pairs with fish or cheese, particularly Chevre. Also, it is one of the few wines that go well with sushi.
For those Sauvignon Blanc Lovers, here are my wine recommendations:
1) Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2007 – This lush and inviting Sauvignon Blanc combines a rich, creamy mouthfeel with bright acidity and a long, refreshing finish. The aroma brings together appealing elements of Meyer lemon, grapefruit, orange blossom and peach nectar, with hints of honeysuckle and graham crackers. On the palate, tropical flavors of pineapple and mango are complemented by layers of citrus, peach and ginger spice. (On sale at Wines.com for $28.41 a bottle and $321.46 per case with free shipping).
2) Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2007 – Fragrant and complex, with a refreshing burst of lime, guava, grapefruit and grass flavors. Wet stone, passion fruit and oyster shell accents add interest, with bright acidity highlighting the vivid finish. An outstanding Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. (On sale at Wines.com for $15.89 and $187.78 with free shipping).
3) Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2007 – Winemaker Mike Dobrovic, is known as South Africa’s‘ Mr Sauvignon Blanc’, and for good reason. The flavour of this internationally renowned wine is a beautiful balance between cool and ripe, pale straw with a green tinge. The 2001 Sauvignon Blanc has massive fruit content, being packed with guava, lemon and passion fruit – yet maintaining its complex character of grassiness and nettle. (On sale at Wines.com for $19.99 a bottle and $227.46 per case with free shipping).