Three Unique Wines to Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day

Posted April 24, 2015

WineLibrary Staff


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Happy Sauvignon Blanc Day, everybody! We’re not sure exactly which governing body/senator/alien overlords certify these grape variety days, but as far as we’re concerned there’s never a bad excuse to talk about one of our favorite noble grape varieties.

Now the thing is, just about every article you’re going to see today is going to go on and on about New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs and how they’re so grassy you can practically hear lawnmowers every time you open a bottle. Or they’ll talk about Sancerre and how its floral and refined and pairs with Pinterest and mason-jar-book-parties.

And that’s great. But Sauvignon Blanc grows brilliantly in tons of different circumstances, so here are some options that might not immediately come to mind when you think of “Savvy”.

Wait they make Sauv’ Blanc in Chile?

2014 Mapuche Sauvignon Blanc

You’re darn right they do, and it’s delicious. Sauvignon Blanc is right behind Cabernet Sauvignon in terms of total acreage in Chile, and there is actually a shocking amount of variation in style. We’re big on the Mapuche because it’s biodynamic and it’s got a ton of character. Stylistically, this is a more fruit and citrus-driven Sauvignon Blanc. Ripe, and pretty!

Sauvignon Blanc from Washington?

2012 Washington Hills Sauvignon Blanc

You don’t need to go all the way to New Zealand to find grassy, herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc. The pacific northwest is already trending toward being an international wine powerhouse, and along with its arsenal of Cabs, Syrahs, Pinots, and Rieslings, are a bevvy of Sauvignon Blancs in just about every style imaginable. The Washington Hills brings you grass, gooseberries, and limes, and without all the markup that comes from being shipped halfway across the globe.

Cult Sonoma… Sauvignon Blanc?

2014 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack Vineyard

Oh yes. It’s a thing. A sexy, sexy thing. Take a look around at the big cult Cab’ producers and you’ll see that a ton of them also product a Sauvignon Blanc. Russel Bevan doesn't just play that game... he wins it. These things are huge. They’re full-bodied, some of them spend time in oak, and many, like the Bevan, spend time on the lees to ratchet the intensity up another notch. If you’re a Sauvignon Blanc lover, and you’re looking for a special occasion wine, this will totally knock your socks off. We can't say it any better than the man himself, so we'll let him explain:


Item: 76408

750 mL

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750 mL

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750 mL

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