Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
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Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand - 2023

Item # 40620 750mL

Refreshing, mouthwatering classic Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Citrus flavors with herbal notes and bright acidity all in balance.

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This bottle is very much textbook New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (big acidity, boisterous tropical and citrus flavors), but it isn't like watching the same reruns of your favorite shows over and over. While so many of the wines of this particular style tend to be kaleidoscopic on the palatte (i.e. the flavors tend to run together), this wine has genuine definition and precision of flavors; moving from pineapple to passionfruit, grapefruit to lime, and fresh cut grass to leafy thyme. A mix of grapes from the breezy and cool South Island (Marlborough) and the much warmer Gisborne region on the North Island, the wine shows a wonderful balance that the genre sometimes lacks. Refreshing and lovely, but it isn't afraid to let its hair down.

- JA

Glossary

New Zealand

Over the past two decades, this tiny island nation has demonstrated that its winemaking ability extends well beyond excellent Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Noir has found an ideal climate here, as have Riesling and Chardonnay. The relatively cool weather of the South Island (and the southern regions of the North Island) provides the climate that these grapes require in order to develop the right acidity levels. Modern New Zealand wines have incredible depth and all the complexity of their Old World...

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Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite utterly at the whim of the winemaker. Some are fermented in barrel, others in stainless steel. Some...

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