Dog Point Vineyard, Marlborough (South Island, New Zealand) Sauvignon Blanc 2021

($22, Vintus Wines):  Dog Point’s Sauvignon Blanc has been a favorite of mine since Fred Ek, owner of Ex-Cellars, their importer at the time, introduced me to it a couple of decades ago.  Dog Point, still family owned, made a delightful one in 2021. Good weight and depth balance its zingy and minerally edginess.  Its pleasantly piercing bite awakens the palate without being aggressive.  A long citrus finish enhances and reinforces its vibrancy.
93 Michael Apstein Jan 3, 2023