The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctly regional wines that are elegant
and assertive with glorious fruit flavors. It all starts in the vineyard. They treat each vineyard
block and parcel of wine as individual. The fruit is crushed, gently pressed and the juice
is cold settled. A long, slow temperature controlled fermentation and immediate bottling
after winemaking, retains all the wonderful fruit flavors and aromas that are present.
Pale straw green in color with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
is zesty and aromatic with lots of lively, penetrating fruit characters. A concentration
of assertive passionfruit and tropical fruit flavors with an abundant bouquet, it is
a wine that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing.
Not 100% sure this was the year of the wine I had recently, but it was either 06 or 05. I really enjoyed it. In fact drank more of the bottle than I intended. Can't wait to try again and see if it was just my mood at the time or something I should buy again and again. Very refreshing on a summer day and great fruit characteristics.