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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
$13.99
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
$14
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. 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
$12.99
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
$10.99
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 ruby grapefruit, lemongrass, bitter almond butter, and dried sage finish with silky, fruit tannins. A precise wine with a lazer-focused finish.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Invivo 2014  Pinot Noir
86 points
$23
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
$7
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. A richly scented and zingy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Graham Norton’s Own 2016 Graham Nortons Own Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$14
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
$12.99
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
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