Giant Sky Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Giant Sky
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Marlborough
Retail Price: $11

Tasting Notes: Melon and passionfruit burst on the palate, giving this dry and crisp wine amazing complexity. Intense yet balanced, this fresh style is marvelously complemented by bright, refreshing acidity.

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Reef Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Reef Ridge
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Marlborough
Retail Price: $10

Tasting Notes: Wonderful fruit intensity with bright, zesty acidity make this a refreshingly balanced wine. Delicious flavors of passion fruit and nectarine lead to a seamless, crisp finish.

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Walnut Block Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Walnut Block
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Marlborough
Retail Price: $13.99

Tasting Notes: A vibrant sauvignon blanc with lovely melded aromatic notes of stone fruits over a herbaceous background. The smooth, textured palate is concentrated with citrus flavors. Well-integrated acidity leaves a pure and lengthy finish.

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Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Giesen
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Marlborough
Retail Price: $12.99

Tasting Notes: Crisp and racy with peach and tangy citrus fruit. Minerals and bright acidity with long and pure finish.

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Kim Crawford Rosé 2017

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Kim Crawford
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Hawkes Bay
Retail Price: $18.99

Tasting Notes: A vivacious and expressive rosé offers bright pops of tart fruit with a beautiful marriage of acidity. The energy and balance give it a wonderful finish. 

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Brancott Estate Letter Series Pinot Noir

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Brancott Estate
Fanciful Name: Letter Series
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Marlborough
Retail Price: $32

Tasting Notes: Intense Ruby red, with purple notes. Lots of spicy black fruit on the nose, followed by a palate dominated by more of the same spice notes, and dark fruit. Great texture and a balanced finish make for a complete and well-produced wine.

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Fire Road Pinot Noir

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Fire Road
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Marlborough
Retail Price: $15

Tasting Notes: Dark and bright ruby red, across the glass. The nose and palate share a common thread of cherry and bright berry fruit. The finish is balanced, with elements of spice, texture and balancing acidity. Excellent for the price!

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Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir

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Martinborough Vineyard
Fanciful Name: Home Block
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2014
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: Martinborough
Retail Price: $65

Tasting Notes: Bright, medium-dark ruby in the glass. The nose and palate exhibit great intensity, with complexity and balance. A wonderful example of New Zealand winemaking.

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Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Loveblock
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Retail Price: $22

Tasting Notes: Tasty, lip-smacking goodness of white peach and fresh fig. Balanced acidity with a pleasant lingering finish. A pleasure to sip and enjoy with shellfish.

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Kia Ora Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Kia Ora
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Retail Price: $9.99

Tasting Notes: Clean with a citrus heavy, passion fruit and characteristic lemon and lime notes. This Marlborough wine is a refreshingly good example of value sauvignon blanc that delivers on its promised richness and drinkability.

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