+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Buttonwood Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Member Review by Gold Medal Wine Club:

Sauvignon Blanc is Buttonwood Farm’s signature wine and the team rests their reputation on this time-honored grape. Produced from quarter-of-a-century-old-vines, this 2007 Sauvignon Blanc rewards with grapes of character, complexity, and a definite expression of “place.” A Gold Medal winner at the Central Coast Wine Competition, this wine is crisp, refreshing, and focused. Pale straw in color with flashes of light chartreuse glistening in the glass, the 2007 Sauvignon Blanc reveals an expressive bouquet of kiwi, guava and lemon-lime. On the palate, the wine is light and lively with honeydew melon, lemon zest and a hint of fennel being complemented by the creamy, round textural components from the 10% addition of barrel-fermented estate Semillon. The finish is lasting, sleek and citrusy. Try pairing the Buttonwood 2007 Sauvignon Blanc with seafood, such as a tasty rendition of shrimp and scallop ceviche with touches of cilantro. 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon. Enjoy now until 2011.

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.3083333333333 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Buttonwood Farm Winery:
Buttonwood farm winery is a small gem set amidst the splendor of Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley. Our 39-acre vineyard stretches across a sun-drenched mesa on the eastern portion of our 106-acre property. We started planting in 1983 and now have 33,000 vines, small in the world of wine, but huge to us. Buttonwood's varietal mix of sauvignon blanc, semillon, marsanne, merlot, cabe... Read more
Buttonwood farm winery is a small gem set amidst the splendor of Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley. Our 39-acre vineyard stretches across a sun-drenched mesa on the eastern portion of our 106-acre property. We started planting in 1983 and now have 33,000 vines, small in the world of wine, but huge to us. Buttonwood's varietal mix of sauvignon blanc, semillon, marsanne, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and syrah reflects the preferences of owners Betty Williams and her son-in-law, Bret Davenport, for Bordeaux and Rhone style wines. As we expected, they grow perfectly in our warm, eastern Santa Ynez Valley location. Our winery was completed in time for the crush of 1989. We now produce 8,000 cases of wine a year and quite frankly, have a great time doing it. How could we not given our spectacular surroundings and the congenial winemaking atmosphere of Santa Barbara County? The satisfaction of what we do spills over to our tasting room where laughter and lively conversation abound. So on your next trip to Santa Barbara County come visit us in the Santa Ynez Valley. We’ll be waiting to welcome you to Buttonwood Farm and taste some wine with you. Read less

Member Reviews for Buttonwood Sauvignon Blanc

Add your review
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/16/2009

Sauvignon Blanc is Buttonwood Farm’s signature wine and the team rests their reputation on this time-honored grape. Produced from quarter-of-a-century-old-vines, this 2007 Sauvignon Blanc rewards with grapes of character, complexity, and a definite expression of “place.” A Gold Medal winner at the Central Coast Wine Competition, this wine is crisp, refreshing, and focused. Pale straw in color with flashes of light chartreuse glistening in the glass, the 2007 Sauvignon Blanc reveals an expressive bouquet of kiwi, guava and lemon-lime. On the palate, the wine is light and lively with honeydew melon, lemon zest and a hint of fennel being complemented by the creamy, round textural components from the 10% addition of barrel-fermented estate Semillon. The finish is lasting, sleek and citrusy. Try pairing the Buttonwood 2007 Sauvignon Blanc with seafood, such as a tasty rendition of shrimp and scallop ceviche with touches of cilantro. 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon. Enjoy now until 2011.


Snooth User: glharv
56115589
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/15/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: jfoland
42027394
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/11/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Buttonwood Sauvignon Blanc

07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. If at first living up to its name with fairly bright


07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Grass


11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Grass, green melon and a hint of candied citrus are the main messages of this youthful offering, yet, while fairly fresh and well-balanced, the wine wants for a little more mass and gets a bit watery in the latter going. A few months in the bottle should smooth off its few ragged edges, but it is a bit shy on stuffing to earn endorsement.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. If at first living up to its name with fairly bright, slightly weedy aromas, this bottling hints at sweetness and fattens up in the mouth and is not so "zingy" as billed. There is a touch of last-minute coarseness and bitterness that it could do without, but, like so many of its very young cousins, it should become more mannerly with brief age.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. This is a richer wine than its two younger cellarmates


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. This is a richer wine than its two younger cellarmates, and it eschews overt herbs in favor of riper, loosely figgy fruit and exhibits a mild trim of toast. It is slightly viscous and fairly full-bodied, and, if its ripeness brings a suggestion of late-arriving heat, it counts weight and richness as real assets and will succeed as a partner to poultry and meaty fish dishes.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Sauvignon Blanc Top Lists







Snooth Media Network