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Sauvignon Republic Sauvignon Blanc Russian River 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Quince and honeysuckle notes add to the more typical grassy notes though this smells somewhat soapy and artificial. A little sweet on entry then bright acids float atop the somewhat sweet and rather subtle base of grapefruit and unripe strawberry tinged fruit. Turns a bit bitter and almost metallic on the back end before finishing on a harsh, bitter note. 75pts

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Sauvignon Republic Cellars:
A tight focus on one varietal only. We are not trying to be all things to all people! We are committed to becoming the experts on Sauvignon Blanc and our commitment to produce it around the world in the best locations should give us unique visibility. We see wine as food. It is not something apart but there to be enjoyed with the rest of the foods at the meal. This may seem obvious but much o... Read more
A tight focus on one varietal only. We are not trying to be all things to all people! We are committed to becoming the experts on Sauvignon Blanc and our commitment to produce it around the world in the best locations should give us unique visibility. We see wine as food. It is not something apart but there to be enjoyed with the rest of the foods at the meal. This may seem obvious but much of the promotion and sales of wine treats it as something separate from the rest of the meal. We detect, especially in these times, a longing by many of us to more fully enjoy the pleasures of the table. Wine can be an important conduit for connection and friendship. All of our activities (recipes, events, etc.) will recognize and support this view. We are active in organizations like SLOW Food, The Chef's Collaborative and others that encourage a healthy, food centered life style. The four gents involved in together bring a boatload of wine and culinary experience that should help make this Sauvignon Republic Cellars an exciting and fun operation. We are committed to innovation and practices both in the vineyard as well as in the winery that will yield the best quality wine that we can make. Our decision to use the Stelvin (screw cap) closure only on our wines is an example of this commitment. This closure is clearly superior to cork finished wines that too often suffer from incidences of cork taint. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Sauvignon Republic Sauvignon Blanc Russian River

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,082
0.50 5
08/24/2009

Quince and honeysuckle notes add to the more typical grassy notes though this smells somewhat soapy and artificial. A little sweet on entry then bright acids float atop the somewhat sweet and rather subtle base of grapefruit and unripe strawberry tinged fruit. Turns a bit bitter and almost metallic on the back end before finishing on a harsh, bitter note. 75pts


Member Reviews for Sauvignon Republic Sauvignon Blanc Russian River

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
2.00 5
08/24/2009

Aromas of wet dog, complimented by an attack of cider, copper, bitterness, and despair, with hints of broken promises and shattered dreams on the release.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
08/24/2009

Grassy and delicate. A little buttery on the palate with a long elegant finish.


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
497729839
1.50 5
06/09/2010

78 points. Aromatically this is a light wine. I had considerable difficulty, even after some very vigorous spinning, getting much of anything out of it on the nose. There was a good sense of minerality to it, in fact it almost seemed more like a mineral water than a Sauvignon Blanc to me, with an almost mozzarella cheese component (kind of strange actually) with just a very faint tropical fruit tone. Thankfully the palate was a bit more interesting. It opens with a lightly sweet taste of peach, it shows a little bit of tangerine, some soft floral tones, and a bit of limestone. The acidity seemed barely existent and although it did have some nice ripeness and a good mineral edge, it just seemed uneventful. This isn’t a bad wine. There are no real character flaws and it makes an easy going, quaffable table wine but nothing more than that. You can find Sauvignon Blanc like this from all over California of equal quality or higher at this price or lower. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #4: Sauvignon Republic http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/04/23/ )


External Reviews for Sauvignon Republic Sauvignon Blanc Russian River

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Stimulatingly fresh and clean, this polished Sauvignon benefits from very high acidity that makes those tastebuds whistle. It shows fig, Tequila, grapefruit and nectarine flavors and a finish of white pepper. Notable for its dry, keen freshness.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Intense and concentrated, with vibrant Bartlett pear, citrus and grapefruit, enlivened by crisp acidity and finishing with a juicy aftertaste. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Sauvignon Republic has produced three Sauvignon Blancs from three different regions (California, New Zealand and South Africa), each one displaying the characteristics of that region. The 2005 Sauvignon Blanc from the Russian River Valley is a perky, light to medium-bodied offering with lime and guava on the nose. As you sip, you experience pineapple and peach first, morphing into understated notes of grapefruit and lemon. There is enough acidity to carry the finish and to provide a perfect wine to pair with any food that could use a squirt of lemon.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Scents of green tea and shiso give an Asian cast to this sauvignon. The wine's cut-grass greenness is held in check, soft rather than piercing, its zesty spice lasting along with the spring-water clarity of the fruit. A clean sauvignon for pike quenelles.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Crisp and bright, with refreshing peach, apricot, tangerine and lemon flavors on a light body, with an intense, tangy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Attractive, flinty notes of honeyed grapefruit, spring flowers, and melons emerge from this lively, medium-bodied, fresh, stainless steel-aged 2007 Sauvignon Blanc. Drink it over the next year.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Passion fruit, guava and pineapple notes are juicy and friendly, with a pretty air of fresh-cut grass and sweet pea. Tightly focused and refreshing, with the flavors lingering on the long finish. Drink now.



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