As a kiwi, I hate to tell you this - but these guys are just another wholesaler / contract batch fermenter, masquerading as a vineyard. No vineyard and less staff than I have fingers on one hand. Hence the rot gut price. This type of marketing is taking over huge areas of our world at the moment. Either a European or American with money to gamble. The fact that it is a nice drop is testament to some poor sod farmer who toiled to produce outstanding grapes for sweat-all return. But pleased you enjoyed the sav. The Hawkes Bay is a lovely part of NZ.Well well, this Sauvignon Blanc at this price point is an excellent choice, I’d buy this in a heart beat.!!
Pear on the nose, nice and pleasant minerals and right acidity for me, hands down really good.
For about $7.40 out the door......do I need to say more?
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Very nice!! I too just finished the lawn, 95 F and 87% RH, chose peach tea to cool off, planning something a little heavier after dark......cheers!I just finished mowing the yard. Its 92F and the humidity is a whopping 7%........
Picked up a Growler from our local Beer Co-op. 1663 Hefeweizen (5.5%ABV) Nice, light, cold and the Meyer lemon came from our daughter and SIL's back yard in Burbank. Might go for another here in a bit.
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I have to do the super tuscan kit one of these days. I did the Grenache/Syrah and I am drinking a glass of the test bottle i cracked the other day to see what it tasted like shortly after bottling and its a great tasting wine. Really fruity and balanced with a slight hint of vanilla from all the oak.
Nice, yeah i made and do make a lot more beer than wine, but i like wine as well. Im now on my wine binge lol.Got the wine thief out and sampled some 2016 Lanza Zin. Three gallons were already shared with @jgmann67 for his Honor Among Thieves Red blend (1/2 Petite Sirah/ 1/2 Zin). The five gallons left are very smooth, checked my notes and I used chips in the 3 gallons I gave to Jim and Xoakers in what I'm tasting tonight. Yum is all I can say. The nose is to die for, floral yet with raspberry fruit shining through. The oak is definitely there but not dominating. The body is a little light from what I remembered, but still medium in that category. I think I can and should have bottled this a while ago since it's quickly heading for 2 yrs old.
Did tip the carboy, first one in quite a while, almost dropped it to the floor since I'm out of practice. Oh, and I think I need to clean my glass a bit better (I usually avoid using soap, old beer habit).
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