Mark Gapinski Recommends This Wine:
This New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc steers away from the typical grapefruit blast toward more tropical fruit flavors. Bright acidity makes this wine a terrific match for most any seafood-based dish or as a refreshing glass on its own. There is even a hint of minerality/salinity on the finish that sends your palate in the direction of Sancerre. Terrific!
Checking all the boxes, this stunning version is fresh and vibrant yet also complex and full of flavor, from toasted green tea and lemon thyme to mouthwatering passion fruit, yuzu, and mango. Ends with hints of white pepper, lemon blossoms, and sea salt on the long, expressive finish. Drink now. Top 100 Wines of 2023, #15. —M.W.
What We Thought: This beautifully balanced Sauvignon Blanc is filled with aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lemon peel, apple, and white peach with some stony minerality, finishing bright and clean.