A perfectly acceptable, if a bit unexciting, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Trader Joe's, the Picton Bay Sauvignon Blanc made by Mount Riley Wines.
Picton, at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island, is the gateway to Marlborough. This wine is produced from world famous Marlborough vineyards.
Picton Bay Sauvignon Blanc is classic Marlborough in style – vibrant, fresh and fruity.
Produced and bottled by Picton Bay Wine Ltd
The 2020 Picton Bay Sauvignon Blanc opens with a pleasing aroma full of grassy guava and other tropical fruit notes.
Tasting the wine reveals a perfectly acceptable New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc but it is lacking a bit of acidity and crispness. Still it's very easy to drink and a good value at this price. It features more tropical fruit in the mouth plus plenty of lemon, lime and other citrus.
It ends with a dry, decent length finish.
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