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Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc 2021

The Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is sourced from multiple vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley AVA, using both estate and contracted vineyards. Chateau Ste Michelle (founded in 1954) is the largest winery in Washington. Eight of the top ten best-selling labels of Washington wine are owned by them and almost 2/3rds of the grapes…

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Substance Sb Sauvignon Blanc 2021

The Substance Sb Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is sourced from four vineyards, 43% Caliche Lake Vineyard, 26% Holmason Vineyard, 19% Frenchman Hills Vineyard, and 12% Roza Hills Vineyard all located in the Columbia Valley of Washington. The Substance line of wines is from The House of Smith one of the top producers in the Columbia Valley,…

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Ava Grace California Sauvignon Blanc 2020

The Ava Grace California Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is one of the many brands from The Wine Group, the second-largest US wine company and the third in the world in terms of volume. Ava Grace has a full line of wines and the winemaker is Andrea Brambila. The Ava Grace California Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a…

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Vintjs Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The Vintjs Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from grapes farmed in Napa County in Northern California. The Vintjs brand and the Vintjs Napa Sauvignon Blanc have been around for over a decade, which is good staying power for a store brand. It seems the same Napa winery has been…

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Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc 2020

The Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is sourced from estate vineyards planted in the flat land of the Wairau River Valley in the Marlborough district in the Northeast of the South Island in New Zealand. Allan Scott founded his winery in 1990 but has been part of the New Zealand wine industry since the early…

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Fleur de Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The Fleur de Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. If Napa Valley is not your first thought when you think of American Sauvignon Blanc, that is ok because Napa has concentrated on the other Sauvignon, Cabernet Sauvignon. But back in the 1960s, Robert Mondavi kick-started the whole Sauvignon Blanc craze with…

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Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The Story The Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from grapes grown in the Russian River AVA of western Sonoma County. This Sauvignon Blanc is produced for TJs by Owl Ridge Wine Services. Owl Ridge is a custom crush and private label facility located in…

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Liquid Light Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Story The Liquid Light Sauvignon 2018 is a wine brand from Chateau Ste Michelle’s family of wines sourced from grapes of 68% Horse Heaven Hills AVA and 32% Yakima AVA of Washington State. Chateau Ste Michelle is by far the largest winery in Washington and according to several winemakers I have talked to over…

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Petit Bourgeois Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The Story The Petit Bourgeois Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is an IGP Valle de Loire wine (the back label calls this a “table wine” which is a designation below IGP). It is the entry-level Sauvignon Blanc from Famille Bourgeois and winemaking family that has been producing wine in the Loire Valley for ten generations. They…

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High Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Story The High Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is a single vineyard (Betsy’s Vineyard) located in the High Valley sub-AVA of the Lake County AVA which is directly north of Napa. High Valley is one of Shannon Ridge’s family of wines. Shannon Ridge is owned by Clay Shannon who farms several thousand acres of vineyards….

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Wildsong Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Story The Wildsong Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is sourced from the Wild Flower Vineyard located in Mangatahi one of the highest elevated regions in Hawke’s Bay growing region on New Zealand’s North Island. Most of the Sauvignon Blanc you would typically see on store shelves comes from Marlborough on the South Island. Wildsong is…

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Monique Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Story The Monique Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is a Trader Joe’s $6.99 exclusive sourced from vineyards in the Central Coast AVA of California. This is a wine made for Trader Joe’s by the Central Coast Wine Warehouse which is part of  Thornhill Companies. The Central Coast Wine Warehouse has been working with Trader Joe’s for…

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Nikau Point NZ Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The Story The Nikau Point NZ Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a $5.99 Trader Joe’s wine sourced from vineyards in Marlborough on New Zealand’s South Island. This wine is a bit of a mystery. When I went online to check for information the company that was listed as the producer and seemed to have information concerning the…

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Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The Story The Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a young Sauv Blanc sourced from mainly Estate vineyards (they own several in different sub-regions of Marlborough) and other carefully chosen contracted vineyards. Babich is a family-owned wine operation founded in 1916 and three generations of the Babich family currently oversee the operations. Marlborough is located on…

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Kirkland Ti Point Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Story The Kirkland Ti Point Sauvignon Blanc 2018 seems to be a $6.99 Costco exclusive sourced from grapes grown in the Marlborough region of New Zealand’s South Island. Ti Point Vineyards produced and bottled this Sauv Blanc (that technically means they made at least 75% of the wine) and they are a winery that started…

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Flower Keeper Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Story The Flower Keeper Sauvignon Blanc is an $8.99 ALDI exclusive sourced from grapes in the Monterey County AVA of the Central Coast AVA of California. ALDI does not offer much technical information on the production of this wine other than it was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, which is very common…

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Overlake Sauvignon Blanc 2018

 The Story The Overlake Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is a $4.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive, produced by the Nice Wine Company from vineyards in the Lake County AVA of Northern California. There actually was a Nice Wine Company, it was located in the town of Nice and they had been making wine for Trader Joe’s since at…

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Exquisite Collection NZ Sauvignon Blanc

The Story The Exquisite Collection Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is an $8.49 ALDI import exclusive. Marlborough is located on the Northwest tip of New Zealand’s South Island, most of the nationally distributed NZ Sauvignon Blanc comes from this region. There is a pecking order for the pricing of New Zealand Sauv Blancs. The…

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Barons De Rothschild Légende Bordeaux Blanc 2017

The Barons De Rothschild Légende Bordeaux Blanc 2017 is 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon sourced from Rothschild vineyards in the Entre-Deux-Mers AOC region, a mostly White grape growing area of Bordeaux. If you are new to White Bordeaux wine, the main grape is Sauvignon Blanc that is often blended with Sémillon and occasionally other White grapes….

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90+ Cellars NZ Sauvignon Blanc Lot 2 2018

The 90+ Cellars NZ Sauvignon Blanc Lot 2 2018 is sourced from vines grown in the Awatere Valley of the Marlborough region on the South Island of New Zealand. 90+ Cellars are Negociantes, which means they purchase left-over or surplus wine from Wineries all over the world. This is a centuries-old French tradition and it works because…

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Claire Patelin Cotes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc 2017

The Claire Patelin Cotes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is a $5.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive sourced from vineyards in the Cotes de Gascogne area of southwest France. The Cotes de Gascogne shares a boundary with the Armagnac AOP which has been a premier Brandy region for 700 years. The Cotes de Gascogne is primarily a White…

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9 Lives Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017

The 9 Lives Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is sourced from vineyards in the Central Valley of Chile. 9 Lives is one of San Pedro winery (founded in 1865) wine brands, others you may be familiar with are Epica and GatoNegro (translates to black cat) and since 9 Lives is also a cat reference I think the…

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VINTJS Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The VINTJS Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from a vineyard or vineyards in Napa Valley, California. Trader Joe’s says this Sauv Blanc came from a well-known Napa winery/vineyard with whom they have had a 10 year relationship. I think I know who that is, but I can’t be certain,…

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Tuatea Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

The Tuatea Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive, 100% Sauvignon Blanc sourced from vineyards in the Marlborough Region in the northeast corner of the South Island in New Zealand. Tuatea is Māori for “crest of a wave“, if you are attempting to learn the Māori language one random word at a…

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Bogle Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The Bogle Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was sourced from sustainably framed vineyards in the Monterey AVA, the Russian River AVA and the Clarksburg AVA (Bogle is located in Clarksburg). Clarksburg is east of Napa and south of Sacramento, at the end of the Sacramento River Delta that funnels cool breezes from the San Francisco Bay to…

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