February 2018 - New Zealand

February 2018 - New Zealand
This month's Wine feature is New Zealand Wines

New Zealand Reviews

Whitehaven 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Citrusy, tropical aromas and flavors of tropical fruit salad, grapefruit marmalade, and yellow pepper with a supple, tangy, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, intricate, very long green apple, peach, honey, and wheatgrass finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A great sauvignon blanc with rich tropical flavors and a long, satisfying finish.
93 points $20 Best Buy
90+ Cellars 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of guava, passionfruit, and lime with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long green pineapple and nectarine, grass, and minerals finish with no oak. A classy sauvignon blanc with fine minerality and a sense of place
91 points $11.99 Best Buy
Tohu 2017 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of passionfruit, eucalyptus, ripe gooseberry, pineapple, and fresh wheatgrass with an racy, dryish medium body and an appealing, medium-long finish with no oak. A mouthwatering true to form Marlborough Sauv Blanc.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Exquisite Collection 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant silvery straw color. Citrusy, tropical aromas and flavors of grapefruit, green pepper, and passionfruit with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an appealing, medium-long green apple and pear, wheatgrass, and vanilla milk finish with no oak. A very tasty NZ sauvignon blanc with nice balance and varietal character.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Prophecy 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$14
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Citrusy, savory aromas and flavors of grapefruit custard and red bell pepper with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, relaxed mango-pineapple relish, pink peppercorn, and grass finish with no oak. A savory appetizing sauvignon blanc that will shine at the table.
90 points $14 Best Buy
SOHO 2017 Pink Sheep Rosé Pinot Noir
89 points
$27
Silvery pink color. Earthy, interesting aromas and flavors of fruit leather, black peppercorn, and cedar pencil with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-length blood orange, white strawberry, pineapple husk, and nutskin finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins. A dry, rather serious and reserved rose for the table.
Starborough 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$17
Emerald straw color. Earthy aromas of grassy earth and hay, overripe citrus, bell pepper, and hard cheese rind with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy green pineapple, green apple, and papaya with lime finish with no oak. A delicate savory sauvignon blanc sipper.
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