Light and elegant at first, this wine might smell and taste a bit like a subdued Bordeaux white – but it's just being shy. With air and a little warming in the glass, the wine slowly starts to reveal the signature grass, passion fruit, citrus and Meyer lemon flavors that make New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc special. A subtle, Old World-style minerality runs through the length of the wine, start to finish, carrying with it a subtle nectarine note. The wine finishes very clean and pure, making it great to drink on its own or with light seafood dishes and salads.
Martinborough, Wairarapa, New Zealand
While most people know Sonoma County for Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, the most widely planted grape there is actually Cabernet Sauvignon.