Craggy Range, Martinborough (North Island, New Zealand) Sauvignon Blanc Te Muna Road Vineyard 2016

($21, Kobrand Wine & Spirits):  Though not the current release, this wine is still on the retail market broadly across the country and shows how nicely New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc can develop.  A welcome mineral-like complexity has appeared a top an ever so slightly decreased hallmark vibrancy of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  It’s wonderfully balanced with greater complexity.  It caresses the palate instead of electrifying it. It’s a stylish Sauvignon Blanc, whose energy allows you to drink it with a steak.  It’s a bargain, to boot.
92 Michael Apstein Jan 14, 2020