Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, Three Ways

My views on wine are ecumenical. There’s room in my life for a big, buttery chardonnay and a steely, unoaked version. Ditto a big, lively zinfandel (esp. if served alongside a chilly day and a warm fire) and, at other times, a refined and delicate pinot noir. So, I was tickled when a wine importer…

Frenzy 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

It looks like the era of trying to sell wine with cute critter labels has given way to an edgier trend of names that are unconventional if not shocking. Sometimes this works not at all for me. Although I know some women find all those “Bitch” wines amusing, I don’t. (But do let me know…

Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Did you ever have to drink your words? For some reason, I had Kim Crawford wines pegged as overhyped. But then I tried the 2010 Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc sample that was sent to me and … wow. The wine starts with a refreshing aroma of grapefruit and pineapple, which continues with the taste…

Quivira: Sassy Sauvignon Blanc

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May/And summer’s lease hath all too short a date,” says Shakespeare in his Sonnet 18, and, boy, does that seem truer than ever this year. I cannot believe how quickly the summer flew past. Fortunately, we have winemakers standing ready to store summer in a bottle, which…

Happy cat’s pee day! #SauvBlanc

I knew I was getting into a weird area with this wine writing business when I learned that “cat’s pee” was a relatively common tasting note term when assessing the aroma of  sauvignon blanc. I mean, you know going in that tasting notes are a bit odd, if only for the full bodies, insouciant noses…