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Reviews for 2017

July 2017 - New Zealand

July 2017 - New Zealand
This month's Wine feature is New Zealand Wines

New Zealand Reviews

Kono 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
Best Buy
Bright silvery emerald straw color. Grassy, citrusy aromas of gooseberry, freshly grated ruby red grapefruit zest, wheat grass, and fresh tomato leaf with a round, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an appealing, medium-long fresh nectarine, lavender, papaya and passionfruit, and polished stones finish with well-integrated, fine tannins. A highly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with great concentration and stunning fruit flavors.
92 points $13.99 Best Buy
Invivo 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
Best Buy
Medium emerald straw color. Herbal aromas of gooseberry and cilantro-mango salsa with a round, racy, medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length yellow heirloom tomatoes, grapefruit creme, underripe kiwi, and pistachio cookie dough finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A fun and bold wine with delicious fruity and savory character; wild and free.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Fernz 2015 Estate Bottled Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
Best Buy
Medium emerald straw color. Aromas of jasmine, orange and grapefruit peels, and tomato leaf with a silky, tart, light-to-medium body and a charming, medium-long green peppercorn and underripe mango finish with fine, fruit tannins. This wine’s big acid will cut through rich meals like a pro.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Morgan Hill NV  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
Best Buy
Bright golden straw color. Citrusy, green aromas and flavors of lush marsh, lemon wafer cracker, and ginger with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish with accents of ruby grapefruit, lemongrass, bitter almond butter, and dried sage with silky, fruit tannins. A precise wine with a lazer-focused finish.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Invivo 2014  Pinot Noir
86 points
Bright dusty ruby color. Aromas of pickled onion and chive, bay leaf, and red licorice with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an intriguing, medium-length fresh rainier cherry, fresh mushrooms, clove, and braised carrot finish with fine, earthy tannins. A nice, savory wine.
Coastal Cove 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
Pale emerald straw color. Citrusy aromas of grapefruit fruit leather, lush aspen leaf, and fondant with a silky, tangy, dry light body and a breezy grapefruit pith, beeswax, and salt finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A richly scented and zingy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Graham Norton’s Own 2016 Graham Nortons Own Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
Bright emerald straw color. Aromas of toasted bread, kiwi jam, and maraschino liqueur with a supple, tangy, dryish light-to-medium body and a easy underripe kiwi, green almond, underripe peach, and tea cakes finish with fruit tannins. A refreshing summer crusher.
Kono 2013  Pinot Noir
83 points
Bright brick red color. Interesting aromas of cinnamon dusted cherry, menthol, and crushed leaves with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy dark chocolate chunks, crushed pineapple, schezuan peppercorn, and iron finish. An interesting wine for weeknight pairing.
83 points $12.99