Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Top Value Sauvignon Blanc tasted in 7/2014

Rank Wine Rating Price
1 Marc Plouzeau Touraine Sauvignon les Devants de la Bonneliere (2013)
Comments: Really very attractive on the nose with nicely layered roasted green chiles, a hint of jalapeno, cut grass ands sweet lemon and lime aromas. In the mouth this displays big acids up front supporting fresh and nuanced flavors of grapefruit and guava with some of the green herbal qualities emerging aromatically in the mouth. the texture is medium full bodied but rather seamless with a hint of austerity asserting itself on the backend as this flashes a hint of peach leading a moderately long and well focused finish. 89pts
Average price: $9.49 from 1 store
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2 Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc (2013)
Comments: Intensely aromatic with that classic gooseberry, cut grass, asparagus and grapefruit nose that typifies Marlborough Sauvies. Bright and juicy on the palate with good energy and attractive complexity to the asparagus and green pea framed fruit flavors that hint at peach then receded back into a more classic grapefruit and lime profile. Finishing with good length and lovely purity, this is quite delicious and very refreshing. 88pts
Average price: $13.99 from 174 stores
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3 Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc (2012)
Comments: Creamy tones emerge on the nose followed by subtly sweet layers of fresh herbs, grapefruit, cactus leaves, hints of figs, and pithy citrus notes. elegant on entry and seamless with some riverstones early on the palate followed by a rich, slightly creamy midpalate filled with nuanced herbal accents over a core of slightly candied pink grapefruit and fig flavors. There’s fine acids here, though they are nicely wrapped up in the fruit and the herbal edge pops on the backend and leads to a somewhat modest finish. Fairly complex and bright I do wish for a bit more length here. 88pts
Previously available for $12.99
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4 Steven Kent Sauvignon Blanc Lola Ghielmetti Vineyard Livermore Valley (2013)
Comments: Tight and focused on the nose with gentle suggestions of white flowers followed by notes of lemongrass and lime. Seamless in the mouth with refreshing acidity and a touch of gravelly minerality supporting lithe, elegant green plum, lemongrass and green apricot fruit. this is lovely in a rather elegant style with a moderately long, zesty lemony finish. 88pts
Previously available for $15.00
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5 Yalumba Sauvignon Blanc Y Series South Australia (2013)
Comments: Cut grass and hints of poblano chilies greet the nose followed by lemon and pineapple fruit. This is bright and zesty in the mouth with just a hint of trapped CO2 adding a little prickle on the tongue. the flavors are quite pure in this refreshing style with soft notes of slightly creamy pink grapefruit pith and lime blending on the palate and lingering nicely on the finish. 87pts
Average price: $11.94 from 1 store
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