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June 2020 - New Zealand

June 2020 - New Zealand
This month's Wine feature is New Zealand Wines

New Zealand Reviews

Epic Run 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of lime, ginger, ripe peach, white grapefruit, and roasted yellow pepper with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a sleek, engaging, medium-length passion fruit and cilantro finish. A classic, juicy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that hits the spot.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Cupcake 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$11
Best Buy
Straw color. Fruity aromas of juicy grapefruit, passion fruit, summer peach, ripe pineapple, young coconut, and mango with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, delightful, medium-length hints-of-banana, gremolata, and watermelon finish. A concentrated, playfully fruity Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
90 points $11 Best Buy
Waipapa Bay 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$14
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of underripe pineapple, green tomato, fresh cut grass, and pink peppercorn with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length yuzu, pineapple, and tropical fruit smoothie finish. A bright, concentrated and fruity Sauvignon Blanc that refreshes and satisfies.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Chloe 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of ripe kiwi, gooseberry, fresh radish, and wheat grass with a supple, crisp, dry light body and an effortless, brisk grapefruit sorbet and green tea finish with no oak flavor. A dry, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc in an understated style.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
13 Celsius 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, wheat grass, hint of lychee, and yellow pepper relish with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a seamless, medium-length finish imparting suggestions of pink grapefruit cordial, passion fruit, and lime. A juicy and appealing Sauvignon Blanc.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Waipapa Bay 2019  Pinot Gris
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried flowers, crystalized pineapple, and banana with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a silky, captivating, medium-length finish with impressions of yuzu, papaya and water crackers. A light and balanced Pinot Gris; perfect for pairing.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Pebble Cove 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$0
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of ripe gooseberry, grilled pineapple, late summer peach, pico de gallo, and juicy kiwi with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish. A ripe and juicy Sauvignon Blanc to serve ice cold.
Voyager Point 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of white asparagus, lemon cream, gentian root, and white grapefruit with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, appealing, medium-length finish revealing elements of spring artichoke and apricot chutney. A francophone Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand with fresh and appetizing vegetal notes.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Kemblefield 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of kiwi, papaya, and moss with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a graceful, medium-length finish manifesting notes of tart pineapple and freshly cut grass. A crisp and green Sauvignon Blanc that can serve as an anytime sipper.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Keynote 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe apricot, juicy pineapple, and ruby red grapefruit zest with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish. A bold, fruity Sauvignon Blanc with classic flavor and punchiness.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Island Talk 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of pineapple cake and tinned peach with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, relaxed lemon slice, tangerine, and hints of passion fruit finish. A crisp and lively Sauvignon Blanc for summer refreshment.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Waipapa Bay 2019  Chardonnay
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of heirloom apple, wildflowers, pineapple preserves, and jicama with a satiny, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-long finish evoking notes of key lime, ripe banana, and parsnip with moderate oak flavor. A distinctive Chardonnay with a flashy show of New Zealand terroir.
86 points $14 Best Buy
It’s a Headsnapper 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of yuzu and wet stone with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, delightful, breezy finish displaying notes of lemon gelato, fresh white asparagus, and gooseberry jam with no oak flavor. A highly pairable and refreshing Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Waipapa Bay 2019 Rosé Canterbury
85 points
$14
Steely amber color. Aromas and flavors of cherry yogurt and heirloom apple with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, quick finish revealing notes of lemon tart with cherry glaze. A dry and crisp Rosé for simple summer pairings.
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