Marlborough

    Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir from Stoneleigh Winery in Marlborough, NZ

    … sent us the bottles to taste.) Stoneleigh Winery is located in Marlborough, New Zealand in the “Golden Mile” of vineyards in the Rapaura area in the Wairau Valley. Interestingly enough, there is a Wairau River that runs nearby and the winery is near the Richmond Ranges. We love the fact that the Stoneleigh Winery has stones throughout its…

    6 readers - By 2 Hollywood Winos

    Pintar 2011 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

    …New Zealand’s Marlborough region is tops for producing the racy style of Sauvignon Blanc we so enjoy. Pintar is a product of Cooper’s Creek winery and crafted from grapes sourced from seven different vineyards. The Green Dragon, my wife and expert on NZ Sauvignon Blanc, rates this wine highly as it offers a similar flavor profile to her favorites…

    4 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

    Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2014

    …The Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is sourced from vineyards located in the Wairau Valley and the Awatere Valley inside the Marlborough region on the northeast corner of the South Island of New Zealand. The harvest took place in February of 2014 (this post was written October 2014), so this Sauv Blanc went from grapes on the vine to bottles…

    1 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

    Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

    … and elastic, medicinally pretty and sacrosanct with seasoned complexity. Tasted this one and “felt a spark.” Tasted it twice and it tingled to the bone. What begun as a bob between evaluations ended with a simple twist of fate. WWAC 2014 Category Champion Pinot Noir $15-25 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New…

    7 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2011

    … Nietzsche, The Will to Power Power over opposites delights fans of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc as well. In the 1980’s, New Zealanders figured out how to get this grape to express both the grassy, herbaceous quality of Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc combined with California fruitiness—a true unity of opposites. Sauvignon Blanc is a grape too often…

    By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

    New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc, Dashwood, Marlborough, 2013

    …New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc, Dashwood, Marlborough, 2013 N/ 5 out of 10 on my cat aroma scale. Which would be nice for a whole lot of folks, but just a bit high for my personal preference. Gooseberries, honeysuckle, and sun bleached rocks are nice though. T/ Medium mouthfeel. She starts with a nice lime and honeysuckle tartness, then proceeds…

    6 readers - By BrainWines.com

    2013 Peregrine Mohua Sauvignon Blanc Enjoying some benchmark New...

    …2013 Peregrine Mohua Sauvignon Blanc Enjoying some benchmark New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the sun! Green pepper seeds and pith, thyme, grass, and hint of key lime on the nose. Very ripe, almost limeade-like on the palate with hints of grass. Crisp acidity. 3/5 bones $ Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% abv Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND…

    1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Whitehaven Marlborough 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

    … Whitehaven Marlborough 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, $14.49-$20.99, 92 points, appeared a light brass color trending almost clear at the glass wall. Bright vanillas, grasses, and hints of grapefruit on the nose were very pleasant. Light-bodied, crisp, clean, and appropriately acidic white wine which near perfectly carried the aromas onto the palate…

    8 readers - By Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man

    Sauvignon Blanc Summer Wrap Up – Top Selections So Far

    … Summer is the best time to enjoy Sauvignon Blanc. It is one of the most refreshing wines that I cover. It is perfect choice for hot days. It this post, I will highlight be best Sauvignon Blancs that I have discovered so far this summer. We will start the post with a perennial favorite…

    1 readers - By Ken's Wine Guide Blog

    Six unusual and eclectic wines this week to tempt you off the beaten track

    … beautiful, finely-crafted every day bottles, too. This is a rare skill. 2012 DB is a bright, cassis-soaked, spicy Cabernet and it’s a wickedly enticing barbecue wine with enough depth and bravado to slice through even the chunkiest of steaks. 2012 Codorníu Gran Cremant Vintage, Brut, Cava, Penedès, Spain (£10.49, reduced to £6.99 from 6-26 August…

    16 readers - By Matthew Jukes/ Matthew Jukes

    Sauvignon Blanc – Loire Valley vs Marlborough

    … notes such as citrus note (grapefruit, grapefruit) to flinty notes. These flavors are determined by the soil on which the vines grow. Limestone (or caillottes), clay and limestone (or Terres Blanches) and flint clay are the three main types of soils encountered on the label. The white wines are dry but generally have fairly round mouths and balance…

    4 readers - By Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog