While I like crisp, zesty Sauvignon Blanc, I tend to think of it as more of a summer wine. As a lead up to those heights of brightness, I like to prime the pump with a softer, rounder, richer version of Sauvignon, one that has some barrel age, maybe blended with a bit of Semillon too.
That's white Bordeaux and West Coast Sauvignon Blanc territory in my mind, with both regions producing many great examples. The Bordeaux tend to be a bit leaner with the oak being somewhat more obvious. The fruit in Bordeaux is subtle, elegant and complex when compared to the New World's big, rich, bold fruit which embraces the oak and incorporates it a bit better.
Two to try: