John Recommends This Wine
Winemaker Kevin Judd has been making superb Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand for over 30 years. His experience and skill are evidenced in the Greywacke 2020 Sauvignon Blanc. I've been a fan for years, and this one is the best I've tasted.
Distinctive, succulent, and wonderfully complex, with honeysuckle, honey-preserved ginger, creamy lemon curd, ripe mango, and floral notes, plus stone fruit flavors on a rich, smooth, and mouthwateringly juicy frame. Reveals hints of spices that linger on the long, expressive finish. Drink now. Top 100 Wines of 2023, #10. —M.W.
What We Thought: Crisp and bright with less intense grapefruit and more citrusy lime, lemon custard, and bright white peach notes than I usually expect from New Zealand, finishing with a bright bolt of refreshing acidity.