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.
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.
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.
it with: sea bass in miso sauce
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.
it with: pasta with sliced, fresh tomatoes and just a touch
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.
it with: creamy goat cheese and a bowl of sliced melon
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
Try it with: anything from seafood Alfredo to KFC
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