Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley via Trader Joe's, the Vignobles Lacheteau Pouilly Fumé. Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly Fumé in … [Read more...]
The Best Sauvignon Blanc
Crisp, dry and oh so refreshing, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular varieties of white wine. Ranging from grassy to tropical fruit to mineral flavors, it's one of our favorite and most refreshing wines to drink in the summer.
A parent of Cabernet Sauvignon (along with Cabernet Franc), the grape is thought to have originated in the Bordeaux region of France. While Bordeaux (Sauternes) and the Loire Valley (Sancerre) still produce excellent examples, Sauvignon Blanc can now be found all over the world.
New Zealand in particular has excelled with this variety but Chile, California, Australia, South Africa and northeastern Italy also produce quite a few tasty examples. Each area has developed their own distinctive traits over the years so it's also great fun to compare and contrast these different regional styles.
The variety is also known as Fume Blanc, Muskat-Silvaner or just Sauvignon in some regions and is often blended with the variety Semillon, particularly in France. It makes a great pairing for cheese, fish and other summer fare.
Read on for our picks for the best Sauvignon Blanc under $20!
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A refreshing find from Costco, the Le Garenne Sancerre Blanc. Single vineyard, dry-farmed Sauvignon Blanc (100%) from Verdigny in … [Read more...]
A solid Sauvignon Blanc at a great Costco price, the DAOU Sauvignon Blanc. 81% Sauvignon Blanc and 19% Semillon from the Adelaida … [Read more...]
If you like that truly distinctive New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc taste profile, you'll love the Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc from … [Read more...]
A great bottle for around $12, the Whitecliff Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New … [Read more...]
Sancerre well under $20 thanks to Costco, the Kirkland Signature Sancerre. 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire Valley, France. … [Read more...]
Save a total of $107 on the Cave des Vins Les Fontenelles Sancerre Blanc. Get 4 bottles for just $48 ($12 each) but only for the next … [Read more...]
A Bulk Buy rating on a summer staple, the Kirkland Signature Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Costco. Sauvignon Blanc from Ti … [Read more...]
A tasty new find from Aldi, the 30 Miles Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. … [Read more...]
Bulk Buy single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from Carneros! Save 40% for 1 day on the Tin Barn Hi Vista Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. Rich, … [Read more...]
Drink like a king at pauper prices thanks to our giant 60% savings on these elegant and high scoring white wines from King Estate in the … [Read more...]
Refreshingly good Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. The Mohua Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc from vineyards in the … [Read more...]