Villa Maria, Marlborough (New Zealand) Sauvignon Blanc “Private Bin” 2020

($14, Winebow):  The popularity of Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough area of New Zealand’s South Island has grown enormously over the last two decades.  And Villa Maria is one of the reasons.  This clean and fresh Sauvignon Blanc displays an electricity-like energy that accompanies, but does not overwhelm, its subtle fruitiness.  Think of it like a squirt of lime on a piece of swordfish.
88 Michael Apstein Nov 16, 2021