100% Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.
SRP of $12 and available widely for around $9. Sample received courtesy Pasternak Wine Imports for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Those who like crisp, dry flavours will enjoy the undertones of passionfruit and lime in this wine and appreciate Dashwood’s easygoing nature. The Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc is carefully crafted by our talented winemakers and is sourced from two of Marlborough’s idyllic wine growing locations, the Awatere and Wairau Valleys. The result is a bright and satisfying wine that will accompany food and get-togethers perfectly. Enjoy.
Everyone knows that New Zealand, and the Marlborough region in particular, is renowned for producing outstanding Sauvignon Blanc. In fact, New Zealand is really responsible for putting Sauvignon Blanc on the map as a single varietal wine. Today Sauvignon Blanc is proudly produced all over the world thanks to this renaissance in New Zealand, although Marlborough still produces some of the best. And despite this popularity, many of the wines produced there, like today’s, won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
The 2010 Dashwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc begins with strong aromas of tropical fruit, a little fresh cut grass and some white pepper. The wine tastes of very intense and crisp flavors of citrus, peach and a whole lot of pineapple and lime. This one might even make you pucker a bit at first sip. The finish has good length. If you like a lot of intense flavors in your wine, especially citrus, you’ll love this wine.
Also check out our review of the Dashwood Pinot Noir.