Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 328,195 strong:

Register Today!

Reif Estate Winery Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Wine Review

Reif Estate Winery Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Reif Estate Winery Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 5

  Add My Review

Price: $21.95

Drink: 2018-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Reif

Agent: Reif Estate Winery

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A lovely, medium-bodied, richly textured Niagara Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of lemongrass, chives, passionfruit, melon and guava. Pair with shellfish.

Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: scallop ravioli, breaded chicken with lemon beurre blanc.

This Reif Estate Winery Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017 was reviewed on December 16, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 759070

Reviews and Ratings

Pam Hatton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Pale straw colour yields to a restrained elegant Old World nose of floral, stone fruit and citrus and a hint of spice . Round and medium bodied on the palate with citrus -acidity to keep it balanced , peach and lemon long finish
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Visually, this Sauvignon Blanc is stunningly bright. Fragrant on the nose with aromas of peach, grapefruit, lychee, floral notes, and freshly cut grass with a touch of saline.

Medium-bodied and dry, this wine is present on the palate. In terms of flavours, it has lemon and pomelo notes with gentle wood and saline notes coming through.

Tasted Aug 2020.

Pair with herbed-crusted chicken or with fried zucchini.
Colette Martin rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Refreshing aromas of citrus and ripe peach with mineral undertones. The aromas carry nicely onto the palate with great acidity, crisp mouthfeel and a longer than expected finish with hints of cedar. A complex wine that would pair well with a creamy pasta.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Very dry, mouth watering sauvignon blanc. Lemon, lime, fresh cut parsley. Perfect seafood wine.

If you liked the Reif Estate Winery Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017, you might also like these wines:



Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

ONES+ Sparkling Wine
Sparkling White Can 2023,
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 328,195 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award