Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Sauvignon Blanc Tasted 6/2013

11. Santa Barbara Winery Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley (2011)

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Complex and slightly earthy on the nose with a touch of used wood adding a touch of sweetness to the core of citrus laced apricot fruit that even shows a touch of strawberry fruitiness. This has a gorgeous texture, all silky, medium bodied and fine with just a suggestion of tannins and astringency that create superb tension in the mouth. the flavors are complex and well integrated, with lovely citrus, floral and stone fruit flavors. The finish continues the theme with excellent length and complexity. This is really a compelling example of Sauvignon Blanc. Bravo! 92pts
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  • 1143518Rob Stoddard Clos du Val offers a pleasant and reasonably priced Sauvignon Blanc -- more I think for American palates than for European or Aussie/New Zealand tastes. Even though they're known for their reds, this white is worth checking out. Thanks however for these great recommendations.

  • 1192955shark37 What about Marlborough?

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  • 77774Lestat11331 Domaine du Rin du Bois from Loire Valley is a wonderful inexpensive Sauvignon Blanc for everyday drinking

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  • 1300464Larry16 Fiddlehead Happy Canyon has been my favorite for years.

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