Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc “Paretai” 2004 wine review by (PB)
*Friends of (NW’s), after dissing us numerous times realized they had made us feel like a zero with the rim removed. We have been trying to get together with them with NW and others but they seem to always have something “come up.” Recently we were supposed to all pop some corks together but I guess the car needed an oil change, or they had to watch wall paper dry or some such thing.
As a peace offering and self-esteem builder they sent this bottle up with (NW) for us to enjoy.
This is New Zealand classic of pale straw color with a tantalizing green hint. The bouquet is brimming with what I call Guava paste, and grass. It is layered with citrus notes, fruit.
In the mouth this wine is dazzling with a splendid foundation of acid with an excellent structure that highlights the tart citrus fruit flavors. It all just comes together with masterful precision.
Thanks NZ buddies Our self esteem has been boosted; now let’s RAISE A GLASS together
*For our international friends, ignore this paragraph; it is stupid American humor...