Loveblock

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

8.910 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

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.

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.

Mar 1st, 2019
Robert Weber

Best NZSB ever. Not as tart as most NZSB with a nice cantaloupe finish.

Best NZSB ever. Not as tart as most NZSB with a nice cantaloupe finish.

Jul 29th, 2019
Glenn Roemer

Mom likes these, crisp and fruity

Mom likes these, crisp and fruity

Jul 27th, 2019
George Hesse

This was from room service at the Moana Surfrider and was better than the one I got at the ABC Store. #loveblock

This was from room service at the Moana Surfrider and was better than the one I got at the ABC Store. #loveblock

Jul 15th, 2019
Clayton Kinsey

Very tasty and light. Fruity with a bit of citrus. Color was very light yellow and translucent.

Very tasty and light. Fruity with a bit of citrus. Color was very light yellow and translucent.

Feb 26th, 2019
Matthew Doty

Very nice. Not quite as crisp as Kim Crawford, but full bodied and flavorful. Much preferable over the many “thin” Sauvignon Blancs

Very nice. Not quite as crisp as Kim Crawford, but full bodied and flavorful. Much preferable over the many “thin” Sauvignon Blancs

Apr 15th, 2018
Alex Thiele

Alex had this a month ago

Alex had this a month ago

Jul 13th, 2019
Jon Hoke

Jon had this 3 months ago

Jon had this 3 months ago

May 12th, 2019
Molly Jolliff

Molly had this 4 months ago

Molly had this 4 months ago

Apr 27th, 2019
Elizabeth Moon

Elizabeth had this 5 months ago

Elizabeth had this 5 months ago

Mar 15th, 2019