Sauvignon Summer, Bargain Hunting, Distinctive Whites and Global Reds

Bruce Sanderson
Issue: August 31, 2011

Crackling with acidity and bursting with citrus and mineral flavors, Sauvignon Blanc is an ideal summer white for Wine Spectator's first savvy shopper selection. It pairs well with food, or can be enjoyed on its own by the glass. We also have a group of Italian wines that cover all the bases, from the Northeast's crisp whites to Chianti's savory, spicy Sangioveses to Campania's untamed, exuberant Aglianicos. Spain and Oregon offer a mix of well-known and up-and-coming whites as well. And we finish with some Old and New World reds that are full-bodied, with plenty of fruit and spice notes.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 26, 2011.

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