New Zealand Pinot and Sauv Blanc-Jack’s Weekly Wine Picks 4/12-4/19
Jack’s Picks of the Week: 4/12 – 4/19
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90 Points Wine Spectator: Fragrant and juicy, with apple blossom, lime zest and chive blossom notes surrounding a core of intense and refreshing lemon and grapefruit flavors.
Winemaker’s Notes: Aromas of sweet ripe fruit reminiscent of ripe gooseberry, with golden stone fruit and rock melon are apparent. This wine, considered a benchmark of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, is from fruit harvested across the Marlborough region famous for this variety. The wine displays full fruit intensity with hints of pungency complementing the ripe fruit flavors and balancing well with the crisp acidity of the style.
On Sale Thru 4/19: $8.49
2014 Brancott Estate Pinot Noir
Winemaker’s Notes: The fruit in this wine comes mainly from across Marlborough, with small amounts from other regions, creating a consistent benchmark Pinot. A variety of yeast strains, and ageing in a mixture of French and American oak are also used, further enhancing complexity. Bright red cherries and summer berries characterize the fruit, highlighted by aromas of dried herbs. The sweetness of the fruit is balanced by firm tannins and a streak of taut acidity.
On Sale Thru 4/19: $11.99