Best Sauvignon Blanc I have ever tasted and its particularly due to the lush melon and tropical fruit flavors that turn what can be a too citrus, too mineral style of wine into a delight!
I was drinking a more expensive sauvignon blanc and happened upon this bottle and have been in love with it ever since! The light citrus and melon tastes are terrific! Just wish it was on the wine menus at restaurants.
tropical fruit flavors and a small bite of acidity...I really like it
Have been serving this wine for over a year now and everyone has raved about it!!! So easy to drink and so inexpensive!!!
Hard to beat for the money
Everything you need from Sauvignon: fruity, citrusy, aromatic, low acidity
Incredibly nice affect in our Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Complimented the heat in the recipe, and the dish came out extra buttery rich tasting. We'll never make that dish without it!
I'm a big fan of New Zealand white wines, and this one definitely does not disappoint. Although I like to try new things every now and then, I always come back to this bottle when I need to refresh my tastebuds on one of the best from the region.
why is it 9.95 instead of 7.65?
Nice all purpose white. Using it as our house wine!!!
Easy drinking, crisp and zingy
I used to hate this wiine... I couldn't get past the cat pee smell. Then, I did, and now I love it.Very spunky and great for hot summer evenings.
This Sauv-Blanc displays nice fruit without being considered sweet. Good refresher for summer sipping.
Had it for the first time tonight with wild Alaskan halibut. Both wife and I find it very enjoyable. Very light. Nice after taste. We are not wine experts but do drink a variety of wines. Keep in mind that we try to keep our wines under $10. Haven't had a more expensive wine we liked any better.
Just look at all these reviews on a basic commercial savignon blanc; who woulda thunk it? I can't remember the last time I found one particular wine region change my viewpoint of a varietal as the sav blancs from Marlborough county, New Zealand have. I have bought over twenty different examples from this region, at varying prices, and all but two have been fabulous. I no longer buy california or french sav blancs. Why bother? "Monkey Bay" is not "Kim Crawford", but it brings another dimension to a grape that used to bore me. I too serve it as my house SB and everyone smiles!!!
A truly exceptional wine for the money. Fruity and a great aftertaste.
This wine was so pleasant! It was nice to drink alone, worked well in cooking.
GOOD, BUY AGAIN
My wife and I love to drink this wine. It is beautifully fruity with a perfect hint of sweetness. The finish is not overpowering nor long. We love to pour this for guests and always get rave reviews. One of the best Marlborough Sauv Blancs, and the price can't be beat. Easily found as well - if I can't make it over to Total Wine, the local grocery carries it (at a slightly higher price, albeit).
Just tried it last night - very nice wine for the price. No harsh bite; actually a touch sweet.
This new SCREW CAPPED 2008 Monkey Bay offering may not be the most impressive NZ Sauv Blanc. However it just may be the most fun one to drink. This is a party in a bottle! Soft, sweet, juicy citrus and mango,,,pairs nicely with most everything as well as a delightful patio sipper. A regular Summer time case buy at our house.
NZ has certainly hit the mark with this delicious, fruit forward (grapefruit, mango)SB. I had stopped drinking SB until I discovered Monkey Bay.....
I've been searching for a good Sauvignon Blanc for a long, long time now, and have never found the right match for me. Well, this was a nice surprise. Very well balanced, lightly fruity, not too sweet and not too tart. It's equally good on its own or with food, and compatible with many of the foods I eat. As an added bonus, the price is surprisingly low. This will be a regular in my house.
Great taste and after taste. Crisp. Great on a hot day. Keep a couple bottles on hand
My wife and I had this wine last night, and both enjoyed it. This was a very easy drinking wine and very enjoyable.
2009 - There are better Sauv Blancs out there, even at this price point. I noted some pineapple and citrus, but underwhelming acidity.
I was wanting my new favorite, Fauna, but didn't have the time or energy to drive all the way down to that store, so I picked up this bottle of Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc. I like this wine. It is lighter than my favorite, and a little more floral. A little sweeter, perhaps. Loads of citrus, but not as much grass. I must like it because there is only about a glassfull left. Enough for an apertif tomorrow after work.
Nice not as good as Kim Crawford, but prob would buy again at the pricepoint 8.99
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