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The Best 33 Sauvignon Blancs from Sancerre to New Zealand

June 19, 2024
Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is zingy and fresh. In some places, New Zealand particularly, it takes on notes of cut grass and bell peppers (loved by many, loathed by some). In other places, it’s flinty and austere. In still others, it mellows into melon or mango notes. Always, Sauvignon Blanc suggests citrus of one form or another — grapefruit, lemon, lime. Done well, it’s got a kind of finger-snap zip that wakes up your palate. Here are 33 of the best Sauvignon Blancs to buy right now.

2021 Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($36) – Aging in older oak barrels allows this lemon verbena–scented Sauvignon to achieve a supple, creamy texture without taking on any oak flavors or aromas in the process. The flavors suggest Meyer lemon and mango, and linger appealingly.

Excerpt Taken From: Food & Wine
Author: Ray Isle

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