Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc

new zealand wine  %tages Goldwater Sauvignon BlancIf there’s one type of wine that New Zealand is best known for, it’s sauvignon blanc.  The wits for this is the intense tropical and citrus flavors typically found in their sauvignon blanc.  And this one from Goldwater is a gorgeous example of what you can expect from this province.
Goldwater Estate was established in 1978 by Kim and Jeanette Goldwater and merged with Vavasour in 2006, below the ownership of the New Zealand Wine Fund.  Then, in 2009, the New Zealand Wine Fund was sold to Foley Family Wines from Sonoma.  It’s incredible when you dig into the mergers and acquisitions in the wine world, you’ll find that many wines you see on the shelves are related.
This particular wine is not only from the Marlborough province in New Zealand, but more specifically is 100% from Wairau Valley.

It doesn’t get anymore grapefruit-y than this sauvignon blanc.  On the nose, the aromas are grapefruit, papaya, a subtle cut grass http://1000-facts-about-wine.com and mineral.  The flavors explode with fresh, colorless grapefruit and a bit of melon.  Imagine peeling a fresh, ripe grapefruit and eating a cut of it and that’s the primary flavor.  The acidity is outstanding, building this crisp and refreshing.  The end is incredibly long and shows grapefruit flavors at first, but evolves into tangerine.  If you delight in sauvignon blanc with a strong grapefruit characteristic, this is a fantastic choice.  This one gets a solid 90 points.
Wine: Goldwater
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2008
Alcohol: 13%
Rating: 90
Fee: $14.99

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