What’s In Your Sauvignon Blanc?

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Sauvignon Blanc on the vine in the Dry Creek Valley

Sauvignon Has Many Styles

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular varieties of white wine. Sauvignon Blanc can be fermented and aged in different ways. Wine regions around the world have different flavor profiles for Sauvignon Blanc. Which of these is your style?

  • Sauvignon Blanc fermented and aged in stainless steel
  • Sauvignon Blanc blended with Semillon and other white grapes
  • Sauvignon Blanc barrel fermented
  • Sauvignon Blanc aged in neutral oak
  • A combination of stainless and/or barrel fermented and neutral oak.

Characteristics of Sauvignon Blanc by Country

  • New Zealand – Grapefruity
  • Sancerre – Grassy
  • White Burgundy – Sauvignon Blanc blended with Semillon is lightly tropical. Light lemon and lime flavors.
  • Chilean – Grapefruity
  • California – From grassy to citrus, made in many styles

Markham Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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I recently tried the Markham Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2017. Costco has it now for a Best Buy wine price of $8.99. I always see the Markham S.B. at the Safeway for around $11 at the mix-or-match price. This is definitely a Best Buy wine at either store. How often can you find a Napa Valley wine hovering around the $10 mark? The grapes are mostly from two vineyards in the Oak Knoll AVA of the Napa Valley.

The interesting factor in the Markham Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2017 is how it was aged. 76% in neutral wood tanks and the rest in stainless steel. A small amount of Semillon is also added to the Sauvignon Blanc. The result is a very mellow and tropical white wine. The Markham SB is balanced and very delicious. We find tasty tropical notes and some stony characteristics. Markham sells this wine for $16 on their online wine shop. 88 Points.

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