89 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2010
Pale, bright yellow. Restrained aromas of lemon drop, pineapple, grapefruit, lanolin and fresh herbs. Then round, broad and sweet in the mouth; began a bit loose-knit but tightened up with air, showing good restraint to its pineapple, grapefruit and spice flavors. Doesn't have quite the cut for outstanding but the persistent, satisfying finish dusts the palate with flavor. Made by Kevin Judd at Dog Point Winery.
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
About New Zealand
New Zealand's ocean-influenced climate--markedly cooler than that of its neighbor Australia--yields wines with admirable fruit intensity and crisp acidity. Fully two-thirds of New Zealand's wine production is white, and more than half of the wine it ships to America is Sauvignon Blanc. The U.S. market has developed a major thirst for these juicy, fresh New Zealand Sauvignons, which are mostly free of oak influence. But New Zealand Pinot Noir, too, is growing...
Read More »
For all of its name recognition and reputation for high-quality plantings and bottlings, Sauvignon Blanc has never been represented in lists or discussions of the spectacular wines of the world. But just because wines made from Sauvignon Blanc are rarely crafted for extended cellaring and don't command staggering sums in international auctions doesn't mean that...
Read More »