2017 Locations NZ-7

Sauvignon Blanc

  • New Zealand
  • South Island
  • Marlborough

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Community Tasting Note

  • Christine Havens Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 6, 2018 - Another stellar offering from Dave Phinney’s Locations project, the NZ-7 is fresh, grassy, and quite mineral, owing in part, to the Awatere Valley’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the Waihopai Valley’s gravelly soils in combination with a cooler climate. Fresh and elegant, it’s awash in underripe pineapple, boxwood, lemongrass, lime zest, and sea foam. On the palate, a sense of mouthwatering palate tension from an energetic burst of acidity that releases a core of tropical fruit and piquant herbaceousness. 13.5% ABV | Sample

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  • tomoem commented:

    3/30/19, 2:19 PM - Wonderfully written notes and story on this NZ SAuvignon Blanc. You nailed it and I learned something.

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