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Top Rated Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon blanc grapes

Originally a varietal indigenous to South West France, Sauvignon Blanc is today cultivated worldwide. An early American favorite, the wine has been popularized as a crisp, dry white varietal wine of California — sometimes labeled under the alias "Fumé Blanc." The flavor can range from strong grassy to tropically sweet, with notes of grapefruit and occasionally bell-pepper. Below are the best Sauvignon Blancs we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Cloudy Bay
2009 Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
16/20

$50

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Decoy
2009 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20

$54

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Margerum
2007 Sybarite Sauvignon Blanc
Santa Ynez Valley, CA
15/20

$18

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Quivira
2010 Refuge Sauvignon Blanc
Dry Creek Valley, CA
15/20

$28

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Voss Vineyards
2007 Sauvignon Blanc
Rutherford, CA
15/20

$20

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Duckhorn Vineyards
2009 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20

$27

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards
2007 Sauvignon Blanc
St. Helena, CA
14.5/20

$32

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Matanzas Creek Winery
2012 Helena Bench Sauvignon Blanc
Sonoma County, CA
14.5/20

$40

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Nobilo Icon
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
14.5/20

$22

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Pont de Chevalier
2010 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Knights Valley, CA
14.5/20

$40

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Twomey Cellars
2009 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20

$23

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Whitehaven Wine Company
2007 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
14.5/20

$20

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Bennett Lane
2007 White Maximus
Napa Valley, CA
14/20

$28

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CADE
2011 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, CA
14/20

$26

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Dutcher Crossing
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Dry Creek Valley, CA
14/20

$22

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Foppiano Vineyards
2010 Estate Bottled Sauvignon Blanc
Russian River Valley, CA
14/20

$18

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Hill Family Estate
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, California
14/20

$22

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Kim Crawford
2009 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
14/20

$16

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Kelly Fleming
2007 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, CA
14/20
$27

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Quivira
2011 Fig Tree Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Dry Creek Valley, CA
14/20
$22

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Robert Mondavi Winery
2007 Fumé Blanc
California
14/20
$20

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Villa Maria
2007 Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
14/20
$14

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Domaine Chatelain
2008 French Blonde Sauvignon Blanc
Sancerre, France
13.5/20

$24

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Flora Springs
2007 Soliloquy
Oakville, CA
13.5/20

$27

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J. Lohr
2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Carol's Vineyard
Napa Valley, CA
13.5/20

$24


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