Pale lemon in color.
Fruity nose of lemons, green apples, grapefruits, spices and minerals.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples and grapefruits.
This is a very tasty Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Not very complex, but easy drinking even by itself.
Doesn't show like a typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, but very tasty.
A great wine to drink by the pool. Crisp, refreshing and tangy. Fruit forward and rich.
I had it all by itself. Kosher and vegan.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$20. — 3 days ago
Wow- this is sooo opulent. Nose is honeyed with some definite botrytis, aromas of golden apple, baked apple, golden raisin, tangerine, and some buttered popcorn. Baklava, pistachio and pastry notes. All on the nose. Then the palate, it’s a pretty flawless follow-up. Enveloping, with the roundest mouth-coating acidity, dialed up to just the right level, and complemented with a touch of RS. The finish is lingering. Really, the perfect package for what this is. Age has done wonders. If anything’s wrong with it, it may be just a bit too rich for most occasions. Still this is such an impressive piece of craftsmanship.
In terms of lifespan, it seems to be in a sweet spot between primary fruit and secondary right now, with both beautifully integrated. I only wish I had another bottle in the cellar to see what this might become. — 12 days ago
17’Dragonette Vogelzang Vineyard SB. As the years progress I’ve noticed some great SB coming out of Happy Canyon in Santa Barbara.
Somewhat racy out of the gate. Let it warm up in the glass for about 15/20 minutes.
Deep straw color.
Nose, spring flowers, bright citrus and flinty minerality.
Orange blossom, pineapple, crisp core of lemon & green apples. Nice acidity 5/10. Long finish. ￼250 cases made. — 8 days ago
The nose is spicy and intense, while showing all of the textbook nuances of Sauvignon Blanc, displaying gooseberry, grassy sour lime and hints of kiwi, as smoky mineral tones develop in the glass. It’s wonderfully textural on the palate, both sweet and sour, as the cheeks pucker from zesty citrus-tinged acids, yet there’s a ripeness to the fruit here that creates beautiful contrasts. The finish is long, perfumed and full of tension, leaving the mouth watering for another sip. The 2018 G.B. Burlotto Dives is fermented in large acacia wood barrels which gives it so much complexity and presence on the palate. — 6 days ago
I remember having this at the winery 4 years ago and thinking at the time it was one of the best sav blancs id ever tasted, which is easy to say in that setting. Revisiting and it’s still excellent, but I’m drinking it in my kitchen. More soft peach than typical passion fruit. Wonderfully balanced and unique. Martinborough > Marlborough. 12.5% $22 — 5 days ago
What a nose, yellow plum, melon, apricot pith, apricot skins, kumqwat, gooseberry, tropical hints, superb acidity, huge power, depth and concentration. The structure is grand cru and so imposing. Huge acids now with air. Lemons and mineral. Burgundian wet earth, gorgeous. Fine grained, fleshy, dry, complex. — 4 days ago
Cheers to all on this beautiful Memorial Day (especially our Service men and women)!! I have a weakness for New Zealand sauvignon Blancs by the pool on hot +90 degree day...and this did not disappoint! Pale yellow color. On the nose: grass, grapefruit, pineapple. Taste: pineapple, little minerally, lemon peel, good acidity but not as crisp as usual....Yum, nice start. — 9 days ago
Last bottle, wish we had bought more. 🤷♂️ Life goes forward none the less... Solid still, prior notes apply:
Nose has tart green apple, confectionery sugar, white flowers, cold lemon, under-ripe white peach and crushed rock. Interesting, could almost be perceived as (dry) Riesling...
Palate has tart green apple, fresh cucumber, lemon peel, lemon flesh, grapefruit peel and (light) limestone/mineral notes. Fun wine, great QPR at $24. — 4 hours ago
Yellow plums and a range of stone fruit, especially the fragrant skins, and excellent wet stone minerals, like a very clear cool country pool in the morning. Very round mouthfeel, round acids like green grapes, gooseberry, rounded out with kiwi. It’s super green and yellow in tasting color spectrum, somewhat violet purple in a synesthesia way. It’s really ripe and really tight, like a pro athlete just hitting her peak. See @Lyle Fass notes — 4 days ago
This shot is for @Norman Gennaro.
So here’s the deal... wifey and I have a small place, which means that we can’t build a room with a cellar - we just don’t have the real estate. So, working with @Mo Salem, our cellar needed to be an integral part of our living space. We’re doing something similar below our stairs. Keep you posted on that.
Let’s turn to this stunning SB. Aromas of grapefruit and slate on the nose. Palate is flinty and honied. Perfect acidity and weight on the mid-palate. It’s exuberant all the way to the finish. $22!!! 😀 — 10 days ago