California Sauvignon Blanc

Its star is rising in California, as vintners and consumers are treating this workhorse grape with more respect
MaryAnn Worobiec
Issue: August 31, 2009

California Sauvignon Blanc is thriving—the spectrum of styles available is broader than ever, prices are attractive, and many of the best bottlings remain easy to find. More importantly, the wines just keep getting better and better, and this year's report includes the highest-scoring Sauvignon Blanc yet from the Golden State. We blind-tasted nearly 200 California Sauvignon Blancs for this report (most from the 2007 and 2008 vintages), and dozens scored in the 90-plus range, or outstanding. (A free alphabetical list of all wines tasted for this report is available.)

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 28, 2009.

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