Sauvignon Blanc is an adaptive white vinifera. It's a productive grape that ripens in mid-season. Harvested at full maturity, it offers wines with a characteristic herbaceous, sometimes peppery aroma. Picked early, the grape is intensely grassy. Sauvignon Blanc is higher in acidity than Chardonnay. Some wine lovers savor its crispness -others prefer Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc wines are light to medium-bodied and generally dry. California Sauvignon Blancs range from dry to slightly sweet.