Saturday, February 16, 2008

St. Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Bright lemon nose

Very grassy and bursting with acidity on palate

Grapefruit finish tapers nicely

Wow- this is New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to the max! I drink a lot of it especially in the summer, and it's almost indescribably crisp, acidic, and full of great flavors. Maybe I was particularly taken by this wine because it's the middle of the winter and I hadn't sipped one in a while. Oh, and it paired exceptionally well with the seared scallop appetizer.

In a true expression of the controversial concept of terrior, New Zealand continues to develop a unique and beautiful expression of Sauvignon Blanc. This is a label I hadn't tried before, and it's worth grabbing if you find it. The approximate price is $16 or so. Raise a glass!

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