Sauvignon Blanc

Best of the Best 2012: Domestic White Wines: Merry Edwards 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley

Since 1997, when Merry Edwards cofounded Merry Edwards Wines, she has focused her talents on perfecting that most persnickety of varietals, Pinot Noir. She has produced superb Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley blends, as well as prodigious single-vineyard expressions from Olivet Lane, Meredith, Georganne, Klopp Ranch, and Coopersmith Vineyard; her state-of-the-art winery at Coopersmith […]

Ladoucette 2005 Baron de L Pouilly-Fumé

The Pouilly-Fumé of Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, a descendant of the Comte Lafond, is amongst the best in the Loire Valley. The broad profile of this steely white wine includes aromas of flint and lemon that enhance its palate of tropical fruit.

Moraga 2007 Bel Air Estate White Wine

This supremely structured Sauvignon Blanc is actually grown outside of the Central Coast region—in Bel-Air, in the hills of West Los Angeles, where the soil contains deep gravel and seashell beds not unlike those found in Bordeaux. Neither oak nor overripe fruit eclipses this white’s complex flavor profile, which combines delicate honeysuckle, lime, and white […]

Château de Tracy 2005 Pouilly-Fumé Haute Densité

Tasting notes: The Château de Tracy 2005 Pouilly-Fumé Haute Densité is a masterfully delineated rendition of sauvignon blanc—silky smooth, with juicy citrus, bright acidity, structured minerality, and tremendous depth and style. Worth knowing: The flinty, chalky, 76-acre estate of Château de Tracy, near Sancerre in the eastern Loire Valley, has a long and noble history. […]

Château de Fieuzal 2006 Pessac-Léognan Blanc

Tasting notes: The Château de Fieuzal 2006 Pessac-Léognan Blanc is forward, generous, and rich, displaying long, deep flavors of ripe fruit and spice, and hints of lovely new wood. Worth knowing: Owned by the La Rochefoucauld family in the days before the French Revolution, Fieuzal was converted to a wine estate in the 19th century. […]

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