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99 PEDRONCELLI
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
East Side Vineyards - Dry Creek Valley $14
Bright aromas of lemon grass, grapefruit, lemon/lime, mango, stone fruit and honeysuckle. We have watched the quality of this sauvignon blanc consistently increase every year. This is the best itís ever been! This is a wonderfully-crisp, clean, superbly-balanced wine, with rich fruit flavors enveloped in floral spices leading to a long, LONG lingering finish. It doesnít get any better that this!

99 STEPHEN VINCENT
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Lake County $13

98 100
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
California $15
Wow, this is a well-build, well-structured SB. Fresh aromas of mango, citrus, peach and pear leap from the glass, followed by lemongrass and light floral essences. On the palate this is a crisp, bold, New Zealand-styled SB, with great character, flavor and balance, ending in a long, long lingering finish.

98 BLUE QUAIL
2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Potter Valley - Mendocino $16
(tasted 11/17/16)

98 BLUE QUAIL
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Potter Valley - Mendocino $15
Fresh grapefruit, lemon/lime, melon, orange blossoms, lemongrass and stone fruit. Crisp, clean and well-balanced, with nice vibrant fruit on the palate leading to a fruit-filled long, lingering finish. (tasted 3/14/15)

98 BOGLE
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
California $10

98 BRUTOCAO
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Feliz Vineyard - Mendocino $14
(tasted 5/22/15)

98 BRUTOCAO
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Feliz Vineyard - Mendocino $14
Beautiful aromas of fresh citrus (grapefruit), mango, stone fruit, lemongrass, green apple and floral elements. This is consistently one of the best sauvignon blancs from Mendocino. This wine is lively, superbly-crafted, with great balance and a long lingering finish.

98 CHASING VENUS
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Malborough - New Zealand $16

98 GRACIANNA
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Kiwi's Blend - Russian River Valley $28
(tasted 7/22/15)

98 MCFADDEN
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Potter Valley - Mendocino $15
Fresh grapefruit, lemon/lime, melon, orange blossoms, lemongrass and stone fruit. Crisp, clean and well-balanced, with nice vibrant fruit on the palate leading to a fruit-filled long, lingering finish. (tasted 3/14/15)

98 MCNAB
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Mendocino County $12

98 ROCK HOLLOW
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Santa Barbara County $18

98 RUDY
2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley $20
(tasted 2/14/17)

98 RUDY
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley $20

98 VILLA MARIA
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough - New Zealand $15

97 BLISS FAMILY VINEYARDS
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Mendocino $12
Fresh, vibrant citrus/grapefruit, stone fruit, lemongrass and mango balance nicely with grass/hay and floral notes. Really well balanced, all components of this wine come together superbly on the palate, leading to a nice lingering finish.

97 BLUE QUAIL
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Potter Valley - Mendocino $13
Fresh grapefruit, lemon/lime, melon, orange blossoms, lemongrass and stone fruit. Crisp, clean and well-balanced, with nice vibrant fruit on the palate leading to a fruit-filled long, lingering finish.

97 BRUTOCAO
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Feliz Vineyard - Mendocino $14
Aromas of fresh citrus (grapefruit), stone fruit, mango, lemongrass, green apple and floral elements jump from the glass. On the palate this is a lively, superbly-crafted wine with great balance and a long lingering finish.

97 CHATOM VINEYARDS
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Calaveras County $20
(tasted 2/3/15)

97 CORNELLANA
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Chile $8
(tasted 8/18/15)

97 FIRE ROAD
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough - New Zealand $13
(tasted 2/9/15)

97 HUNTINGTON
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Mauritson Vineyard - Dry Creek Valley $18

97 MAKARA
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough - New Zealand $12

97 MATTHEW FRITZ
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley $12
(tasted 6/24/16)

97 MCFADDEN
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Potter Valley - Mendocino $16
Fresh grapefruit, lemon/lime, melon, orange blossoms, lemongrass and stone fruit. Crisp, clean and well-balanced, with nice vibrant fruit on the palate leading to a fruit-filled long, lingering finish.

97 PEDRONCELLI
2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Dry Creek Valley $14
(tasted 3/11/16)

97 PEJU
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley $22

97 RAY'S CREEK
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Central Coast $11

96 BLISS FAMILY VINEYARDS
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Mendocino $12
(tasted 5/22/15)

96 BLISS FAMILY VINEYARDS
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Mendocino $12
Pretty nose of fresh grapefruit, stone fruit, lemongrass and mango balanced nicely with grass/hay and floral notes. This is a consistently well-balanced wine, where all components come together superbly on the palate, leading to a nice lingering, crisp finish.

96 CARA MIA
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Delle Venezie IGT - Italy $7

96 CHASING VENUS
2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Malborough - New Zealand $16
(tasted 9/1/16)

96 CHATOM VINEYARDS
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Calaveras County $16

96 DOUBLE J RANCH 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley $20
Aromas of fresh citrus (grapefruit), stone fruit, mango, lemongrass, green apple and floral elements jump from the glass. On the palate this is a lively, superbly-crafted wine with great balance and a long lingering finish. (tasted 8/3/15)

96 HOOK & LADDER
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Estate Bottled - Russian River Valley $22

96 HOOK & LADDER
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Estate Bottled - Russian River Valley $22

96 NOBLE TREE
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Russian River Valley $13.50

96 PEDRONCELLI
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
East Side Vineyards - Dry Creek Valley $14
Aromas of lemon grass, tropical fruit, grapefruit, lemon/lime, mango and honeysuckle. On the palate, this is a crisp, clean, well-balanced wine, with rich fruit flavors enveloped in floral spices leading to a long, lingering finish.

95 BLUE QUAIL
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Potter Valley - Mendocino $13
Fresh grapefruit, lemon/lime, melon, muscat-like orange blossoms, lemongrass and stone fruit. Crisp, clean and well-balanced, this is a very pleasing wine on the palate, with a fruit-filled long, lingering finish.

95 BOGLE
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
California $10

95 CHASING VENUS
2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Malborough - New Zealand $16
Fresh mango, passion fruit, grapefruit, lime and kiwi aromas wrapped in herbal and floral notes. This is a well-balanced, fresh, lively wine thatís typical of New Zealand. Right now itís a little closed, but in by summer itíll be ready for warm weather quaffing! (tasted 1/6/17)

95 CHATOM VINEYARDS
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Calaveras County $16

95 HERITANCE
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley $18

95 LAYER CAKE
2015 Sauvignon Blanc
California $13
(tasted 1/25/16)

95 MCFADDEN
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Potter Valley - Mendocino $16
Fresh grapefruit, lemon/lime, melon, muscat-like orange blossoms, lemongrass and stone fruit. Crisp, clean and well-balanced, this is a very pleasing wine on the palate, with a fruit-filled long, lingering finish.

95 PASO GRANDE
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Maule Valley - Chile $10

95 ROBLAR
2013 Fume Blanc
Santa Ynez Valley $30
Pretty aromas of mango, citrus (lemon/lime), pear and light white peach featured in light floral grass notes. A full body of flavors in a well-balanced wine, that fills out as it opens up. Give this wine some time in the glass and itíll open up nicely. (tasted 3/28/15)

95 THE WINERY SF
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
North Coast $16
Fresh citrus/grapefruit, stone fruit, lemongrass and mango balance nicely with grass/hay and floral notes. Nicely balanced, all components of this wine come together superbly on the palate, leading to a nice lingering finish.

94 EHRET
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Knights Valley - Sonoma County $18

94 R&B CELLARS
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Seranade in Blanc - North Coast $13
Pretty grapefruit, stone fruit, orange and lemon aromas with hints of minerals and oak. On the palate this wine is well balanced, full-bodied, crisp and clean, delivering wonderful fruit and secondary flavors in a nice lingering finish.

94 WINE TO WATER
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
North Coast - California $15

93 CARA MIA
NV Sauvignon Blanc
Delle Venezie - Italy $22/3L
(tasted 10/26/15)

93 SEA SALT
2014 Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
Chile $11
(tasted 5/24/16)

92 ROBLAR
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Block One Reserve - Santa Ynez Valley $30
Nice nose of citrus, pear, peach and melon rind, with light floral and grass notes. This is a rather austere wine, with crisp, clean flavors in a tightish body. This finish is nice and long, but it seems cramped at this stage. Needs a bit of bottle aging. (tasted 3/28/15)

91 STEPHEN VINCENT
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Lake County $12

90 RAY'S CREEK
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Central Coast $11
Pretty grapefruit, stone fruit, orange and lemon aromas with hints of minerals and oak. On the palate this wine is well balanced, full-bodied, crisp and clean, delivering wonderful fruit and secondary flavors in a nice lingering finish. (tasted 8/3/15)