This Dave Phinney creation from New Zealand shows a light gold color
in the glass and a grassy nose with peach aromas, but not full-blown Kiwi herbal. The palate also offers peaches, apples and herbs. The nice acidity doesn't exactly zip, but gets the job done. There's an herbal finish. The wine should go great with salmon and salads. — 5 days ago
The 2018 Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc comes from the hilltops above Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. It shows 12.5% abv and sells for $22. Erica Crawford says, “New Zealand’s signature varietal tends to be bold and big,” thanks in no small part to her husband. This wine, she says, “focuses on texture rather than enhanced aromatics.” It went through 25% malolactic fermentation in order to soften the wine. Sure enough, it’s tamer and fruitier on the nose than their previous efforts. The minerals are still there, but the sometimes overwhelming greenness is replaced by a great fruit flavor. The 2017 vintage is a little grassier on the nose and palate, but still mild in comparison to the earlier profile. — 18 days ago
The nose reveals, dry cut grass, green beans, ripe; lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, guava, mango, green melon, nectarines & peaches. Herbaceous notes, mint, chalky minerals, just a hint of cat pee, honey notes, sandstone and spring flowers with yellow lilies.
The body is rich, lush and full. The crisp palate minerality almost gives it a sense of tannins. Dry cut grass, green beans, ripe; lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, guava, mango, green melon, nectarines & peaches. Herbaceous notes, mint, chalky minerals, slight hint of petrol, honey notes, sandstone white spices with some palate heat, and spring flowers wit yellow lilies. The acidity is quite high. The rich, fruit finish is well polished and lingers for minutes.
Photos of, the Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc grapes, tasting with part owner- Kevin Carriker at his home a couple of years ago and their vines in Coombsville. — 15 days ago
Pale lemon in colour. Notes of passion fruit. Little or zero oak influence. From an organic producer - A new world take on an old world Sauvignon Blanc. By the glass in an Asian restaurant in Fortitude Valley. Refreshing drinking. A bottle would disappear quickly in a group. — 9 days ago