Drylands Sauvignon Blanc 2006
from Marlborough, New Zealand
Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007!
Color: Light straw in color with brilliant clarity.
Aroma: A distinctly herbaceous bouquet, overlaid with rich, tropical notes.
Palate: Drylands Sauvignon Blanc displays the quintessential Marlborough characters of ripe, rich herbal and tropical fruit. Intensely varietal qualities of gooseberry and passionfruit combine in a vibrant burst of flavor. The palate has excellent weight and balance, lingering in a crisp, refreshing finish.
"Exuberantly fragrant, bursting with luscious gooseberry, passion fruit, grass and grapefruit flavors. Concentrated, almost oily, with lingering citrus tanginess and mineral nuances."
The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
A Customer - San Francisco, CA
You know, I wanted to like this wine, but ended up thinking it was blah. I prefer very fruit-forward NZ Sauvignon Blancs. This had a more nuanced style. It was nice and crisp, though.
A Customer - Colorado
As a winemaker at Colorado's largest winery, I attempted to make a New Zealand style Sauvignon Blanc for three years in a row with Colorado grapes. I duplicated the process used in New Zealand, but never came close to attaining the distinct New Zealand flavors. Drylands has those flavors in spades. It's my new favorite New Zealand Sauv Blanc, and it's a screw top, which I love. The 2006 Drylands is a little less flinty than most other brands, but the tropical fruit and herbal flavors are incredibly strong. Residual sugar seems a tad higher than most other NZ Sauv Blancs I've tried, but I admit I didn't measure it. If you're a fan of NZ Sauv Blancs I highly recommend you give this one a try.
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