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In need of a great Sauvignon Blanc or similar wine available in New England.

lindzmarie Jun 25, 2008 07:58 AM


I love a great glass of Sav. Blanc.. but I'm in need of something different. I love strong floral or citrius notes. I'm partial to Simi, Rock Rabbit and Chateau St. Michelle. I don't want to break the bank unless its worth it. Can you help? I live near Portsmouth, NH and need to be able to purchase it around here.

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  1. invinotheresverde RE: lindzmarie Jun 25, 2008 09:00 AM

    I'd repost this on the wine board...

    For everyday drinking, I dig Babich SB, from Marlborough. It's extremely citrusy and fragrant, all for a whopping $12. It's an easy drinker that I've seen all over New England.

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      lindzmarie RE: invinotheresverde Jun 25, 2008 11:57 AM


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      JaneRI RE: lindzmarie Jun 25, 2008 09:38 AM

      my fave Sauv Blanc is Nobilo, about $11/bottle. Widely available (a Marlborough/NZ)

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        lindzmarie RE: JaneRI Jun 25, 2008 11:58 AM

        Thank you!

      2. TonyO RE: lindzmarie Jun 25, 2008 10:07 AM

        Cakebread is around $20 and very good. I've also enjoyed Indaba (South Africa) and I think it is around $12. I can't remember the flavor profile though.

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          lindzmarie RE: TonyO Jun 25, 2008 11:58 AM

          Will try! Thanks!

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          vino5150 RE: lindzmarie Jun 25, 2008 04:51 PM

          Cartlidge and Browne's Dancing Crow Vineyard SB....just great SB with a touch of citrus and super clean..no acidity

          Dashwood from NZ...big grapefruit and acidity.

          Both around $10

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            slima RE: lindzmarie Jun 25, 2008 06:40 PM

            my favorite Sav. Blanc are White Haven or Kim Crawford, both from New Zealand. From Cali I would reccomend, Franciscan or Folie a Deux. All of these are $20 or less. If you want to go a bit crazy, Provenance, Far Niente, or Napa Cellars are all fantastic and all under $50.

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              AES RE: lindzmarie Jun 26, 2008 03:19 PM

              Ditto the votes for Nobilo & Kim Crawford. My SB go-tos.

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                Shooley RE: lindzmarie Jun 27, 2008 05:12 AM

                You should try a Gewurztraminer.

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