Wairau River

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

9.0290 ratings
9.08 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Tried twice! Pale lemon with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit with herb, citrus and grassy notes. On the palate flavors of apple, mango citrus and some grassy tones with lively acidity. Medium finish ending with earthy herbal, grassy and mineral notes.

Tried twice! Pale lemon with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit with herb, citrus and grassy notes. On the palate flavors of apple, mango citrus and some grassy tones with lively acidity. Medium finish ending with earthy herbal, grassy and mineral notes.

May 17th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale lemon with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit with herb, citrus and grassy notes. On the palate flavors of apple, mango citrus and some grassy tones with lively acidity. Medium finish ending with earthy herbal, grassy and mineral notes.

Pale lemon with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit with herb, citrus and grassy notes. On the palate flavors of apple, mango citrus and some grassy tones with lively acidity. Medium finish ending with earthy herbal, grassy and mineral notes.

Apr 30th, 2022
Randy Fuller

This wine has huge notes of grapefruit and freshly mown grass on the nose. The palate shows ripe grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, nectarine and a healthy acidity. Shellfish, here we come. Oysters, probably.

This wine has huge notes of grapefruit and freshly mown grass on the nose. The palate shows ripe grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, nectarine and a healthy acidity. Shellfish, here we come. Oysters, probably.

Mar 18th, 2022
Boris Mathiszik

Nice fruit driven NZSB. I could live with a bit more acidity, but this is a very solid wine.

Nice fruit driven NZSB. I could live with a bit more acidity, but this is a very solid wine.

Jan 4th, 2022
Jeremy Sexson

Very balanced. Grapefruit notes are there but not over powering! Really good quality for the price

Very balanced. Grapefruit notes are there but not over powering! Really good quality for the price

Jul 19th, 2017
Brian Ager

A wonderfully aromatic wine, with a nose full of fresh cut grass, grapefruit and lemon zest.  Continues with an expressive palate which has a lively but not overbearing acidity, and flavors of grapefruit, peach, and notes of river rocks. While I haven't found a NZ Sauvignon Blanc I didn't like, this one is definitely a cut above. It was a perfect pairing for a seasonal favorite, fresh ramp pasta! ($11) [4/18/21]

A wonderfully aromatic wine, with a nose full of fresh cut grass, grapefruit and lemon zest.  Continues with an expressive palate which has a lively but not overbearing acidity, and flavors of grapefruit, peach, and notes of river rocks. While I haven't found a NZ Sauvignon Blanc I didn't like, this one is definitely a cut above. It was a perfect pairing for a seasonal favorite, fresh ramp pasta! ($11) [4/18/21]

3 people found it helpfulApr 18th, 2021
Jeremy Deutsch

Jeremy had this 5 years ago

Jeremy had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2017
Crystal Anne

I really enjoyed this wine. I'm still learning about whites but I like that this one doesn't have any bitter after taste. Very easy to drink, perfect for a hot Summer afternoon.

I really enjoyed this wine. I'm still learning about whites but I like that this one doesn't have any bitter after taste. Very easy to drink, perfect for a hot Summer afternoon.

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2016
eric kuziak

$14 Kim found this fantastic

$14 Kim found this fantastic

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2016
Srikumar Chari

among the top 5% of the Sauvignon Blancs. Dry, tropical notes, some gooseberry hints. Goes down very smoothly!

among the top 5% of the Sauvignon Blancs. Dry, tropical notes, some gooseberry hints. Goes down very smoothly!

1 person found it helpfulSep 6th, 2016