As much as I love delicious red wines, I love the fabulous white wines just as much specifically a California Sauvignon Blanc! The green-skinned grape with straightforward fruitful acid flavors make the Sauvignon Blanc one of the most popular white wines.
Follow along below as I share The Top 10 Best California Sauvignon Blanc Wines I adore
The Alpha Omega Sauvignon Blanc expresses crisp minerals, lemon-lime and tropical flavors. It’s rich on the palate, but has a delicious balance. Read more about Alpha Omega on my St. Helena’s Best Wineries post here be sure to check out St. Supery, one of the Best California Sauvignon Blanc Wines!
I had the privilege to end the 2020 Premier Napa Valley with Alpha Omega Winery which was fabulous.
My friend Isabel of Napa Valley Tip and I having a blast at the incredible party!
For many years I’ve been hearing about Sonoma’s Chalk Hill Winery. I finally experienced this amazing winery and can understand rave about their wines and their extensive winery & vineyard experience. Their Sauvignon Blanc has floral aromas of honeysuckle, with bright citrus and tropical hints. Read about my Winery Experience at Chalk Hill Winery.
Chalk Hill is also featured on The Best Fried Chicken in Wine Country, check it out on my blog.
Gary Farrell has been a favorite of mine for quite some time (as anyone who reads my blog or follows me on social media knows) since their wines are fantastic and their guest experience is top-notch. I recently interviewed Winemaker Theresa Heredia of Gary Farrell read more here. The Gary Farrell Sauvignon Blanc contains aromas of lemon blossom, chamomile, tart Meyer lemon, and a hint of anise and is hands down one of the Best California Sauvignon Blanc Wines I’ve experienced. From the tangy acidity, combines with slight creaminess creates a fabulous succulent finish. Be sure to snag this as soon as it’s released as it SELLS OUT quickly but if you’re lucky to experience it you’ll love it I promise!
I had a lovely Visit and Wine Tasting to Gary Farrell that you can read about on my blog.
This is for sure my FAVORITE Sauvignon Blanc on this round-up (and I rarely pick a favorite). Georgia’s Lail Vineyard’s Sauvignon Blanc, has wonderful hints of citrus, oak, and fruits. This wine has high acidity and an extremely smooth finish. This is just beyond rich, beautiful and lovely and indeed A Best California Sauvignon Blanc Wine. Check out their website here to pick up a bottle.
The Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc also comes from the Dry Creek Valley and has amazingly detailed flavors. Speaking of Dry Creek Valley read about The Best Wineries in Dry Creek Valley here. With complex aromas of lime peel, acacia blossom, guava, and minerals, it is bright yet soft on the palate. The citrus acidity gives the wine a great taste and energetic finish.
Read about the event I attended with Winemaker Clay Mauritson of Mauritson Wines here.
Melka Estates & Winery
Melka Estate’s Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful expression of lemon zest, white flowers, fresh citrus, and a hint of oak. The finish is long and lingering with sharp acidity and great tension. Read about my Wine Tasting and Visit to Melka Estates & Winery here.
Round Pond Estate Winery is located in Rutherford, California that I’ve visited quite a bit over the years. The Sauvignon Blanc has multiple layers of fruit starting with zesty citrus, melons, and tropical fruits. Each represents different ripeness levels which create a fabulous taste on your palette.
Round Pond also does an amazing job with their wine tasting experience during the pandemic, I felt so safe! Read about my COVID friendly Wine Tasting Visit to Round Pond here.
If you’re an olive oil lover like I am, you’re going to want to check out my blog post on the Most Delicious Olive Oils. Round Pond is one of the amazing wineries featured, and their olive oils are amazing.
Spottswoode Winery has an amazing Sauvignon Blanc. It has lime, lemon, grapefruit and a hint of mandarin. There are also aromas of vanilla, green apple, and hints of dried herbs. This wine is rich and textured with a minerality that carries a long, mouthwatering finish.
St. Supéry is an amazing Napa Valley Winery with even more amazing wines. This is a well-balanced and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with pale yellow hues and hints of green. There are aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit, and lime are rich with a touch of caper.
There are aromas of green apple, lemon peel, and pineapple, white pepper, and hints of graphite. Lastly, there is a long finish, with complex flavors and vibrant acidity. Sutro Wines are absolutely delicious, read about my interview with Alice Sutro of Sutro Wines here.