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Staff Pick

Highfield Sauvignon Blanc - 2016

Item # 20575 750mL
$15.99/ Single Bottle
$191.88 $172.69/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

We found this Sauvignon Blanc to be a real treat. It's intense in all the right ways: great acidity, lovely ripeness, and rich in both texture and minerality. Also, unlike so many of its New Zealand counterparts, the aromatics are restrained, showing pretty citrus and herbal notes.


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Staff Pick Notes

I'm a New Zealand Sauvignon fan, and I don't care who knows it! Their tendencies towards an intense nose full of citrusy grapefruit and herbaceous florals has kept me hooked for some time now. And though Highfield Estate maintains those punchy flavors, it has managed to create a nicely rounded, almost tropical fruit flavor that cuts through the racy acidity. The mouthfeel on this particular Sauvignon Blanc is what surprised me the most with its succulent texture. In place of ruby red grapefruit is Meyer lemon peel, and a hint of ripe mango. While this wine contains a bold fruit flavor, it also harbors balanced minerality and lingering acidity. Don't miss it.

- CS

About the Producer

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand Established in 1989, Highfield is a boutique Marlborough winery making ultra premium food friendly wines for restaurants and fine wine stores. Highfield is owned by Shin Yokoi and Tom Tenuwera. From the outset, Shin and Tom have had high aspirations for Highfield, establishing an international brand associated with quality the world over. Alistair...

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