Wine News
Top 10 Lists
Food & Wine Pairing Shop/Gifts Top 10 Wine Lists Top 10 Wine Bars 1


Sauvignon Blanc Favorites

Although Sauvignon Blanc is classically regarded as summertime wine, we love the varietal all year round. Here's a look at some of our absolute favorite picks for porch sipping or cuddling by the fire.

Cloudy Bay
The benchmark for Southern Hemisphere Sauvignon Blanc; what's left to say about this wine world classic? Racy, zesty, no-holds-barred, any action-packed adjective will do.

Try it with: oysters in the raw

Like a walk through a tropical rainforest, this Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc blends the flavors and aromas of pineapples and lychees with lemongrass and liquid sunshine. Exotic in spirit from start to finish, we love the lingering flavors of licorice and multiple layers of fruit and flora.

Try it with: sea bass in miso sauce

Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc
Could it be America's most historically significant wine? The style that turned heads worldwide so many years ago is still creating new fans for the Sauvignon Blanc grape today. With this wine's richly textured style and multiple layers of fruit and oak, Mondavi boldly takes Sauvignon Blanc to places it has never before traveled.

Try it with: pasta with sliced, fresh tomatoes and just a touch of cheese

Fresh, straightforward and packed with tropical fruit flavor, Pauletts Sauvignon Blanc is one of Australia's most irresistible bargains. Although it would never rank among the world's most finely crafted wines, the impact of passionfruit from that first sip is one of those unforgettable wine-tasting experiences.

Try it with: creamy goat cheese and a bowl of sliced melon

Rochioli Russian River Valley
With the bottled essence of gooseberry, Rochioli dominates the Sauvignon Blanc market with this fruit-driven wine. We love the complexity added by a hint of oak aging which brings the essence of France to the Russian River region. But make no mistake, this is American winemaking through and through: that fat, fleshy, full style resilient enough even for fried food.

Try it with: anything from seafood Alfredo to KFC

>>Back to Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Page<<

News / Tasting Notes / Features / Wine Map / Wine Events / Interviews / Community / Site Map / About Novus Vinum / Contact Us / Advertise

Copyright © 1996-2010 GAYOT ® All Rights Reserved; Privacy Policy; Disclaimer GAYOT (pronounced guy-OH)