Serious Sauvignon

The popular California white hits its stride, with innovative winemaking yielding distinctive bottles

Serious Sauvignon
While California doesn't have a signature style of Sauvignon Blanc, most of the wines are light- to medium-bodied with citrus and stone fruit flavors. (Andew Purcell)
From the Apr 30, 2021, issue

Despite being one of the most widely planted grapes in the world, Sauvignon Blanc didn't have a place among California's most notable wines, nor did the category capture the imagination of the state's winemakers until recently, reports Wine Spectator senior editor MaryAnn Worobiec. As winemakers continue to fine-tune their approach to the popular grape, this white has evolved from a summer sipper to a serious wine showing structure and elegance.

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