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Bruce Sanderson
Issue: August 31, 2009

BARGAIN BLANCS With the dog days of summer upon us, California Sauvignon Blanc offers a refreshing alternative to the state's rich Chardonnays. This issue presents a number of well-priced versions, and most of the examples below deliver the riper citrus, orchard fruit and melon flavors of the varietal.

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

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