Category Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

Sonoma State Sensory Evaluation Workshop

Staying ahead of flaws in the cellar and quantifying perceptual differences and consumer preferences are critical to a winery’s bottom line.  Following our return from New Zealand, Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute will partner with VESTA to again offer this … Continue reading

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White Wines of Lake County

Shannon Ridge, Lake County, Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Citrus is the theme throughout the nose and on the palate, crisp and refreshing. Fermented in stainless and bottled under a screwcap closure. Vinted and bottled in Geyserville 13.5% and available for $26 … Continue reading

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Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Bonterra, 58% Lake County, 42% Mendocino County, Sauvignon Blanc 2010 The nose is a full-on experience of citrus, as in a slice fresh grapefruit and a wedge of lemon. The flavors follow suit in the mouth with the zippiness that … Continue reading

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Hanna Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Hanna, Russian River Valley, Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc 2010  Notes back through the 2004 vintage show a consistent thread of bright citrus and high acidity. The latest release, 2010, couples the citrus with freshly cut grass as in the ’09. A bit … Continue reading

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Another Taste of the Wines of South Coast Winery

The team at VESTA joined today’s tasting of wines from Southern California.  Ray’s sense of time zones (or lack of sense) led to us beginning at 4:00 p.m. Central Time, giving us the jump on the group tasting in Temecula.  … Continue reading

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Leeuwin Siblings 2009

Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, Siblings 2009 This vintage has 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon in the mix. The nose features a combination of grass, citrus and gooseberry. In the mouth the citrus is pronounced, as if eating very ripe … Continue reading

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The Wines of Robert Oatley

Earlier today we had an opportunity to visit with the team of Robert Oatley during a visit to San Francisco.  We tasted the latest wines in their portfolio that are available in the United States. Highlighted below are three of … Continue reading

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Ohmrah Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Plantagenet, Western Australia, Omrah, Sauvignon Blanc 2009 The nose features citrus and tropical notes while in the mouth the theme continues, with the zip of acidity and a bit of petillance for lift – very refreshing. The grapes are from … Continue reading

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Andre Vatan Sancerre 2009

Domaine André Vatan, Sancerre, Les Charmes 2009 This has been a consistent, value-priced Sancerre that I have often reached for since a visit with Andre in ’98. As in previous vintages, the nose features grass, lemon, minerality and perfume. In the mouth … Continue reading

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Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Honig, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Over the years this has been my go-to Sauvignon for events with groups visiting California. The wine speaks of citrus with refreshing acidity while at the same time not having the overwhelming austerity of … Continue reading

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