Cloudy Bay essentially created the whole concept of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and despite some ups and downs (and purchase by a global luxury goods conglomerate), it’s still pretty good stuff. But the real excitement in Kiwi Sauvy comes from the folks who made Cloudy Bay famous and then went off on their own to do something more small-scale, artisanal, and delicious. Like the brilliant 91/92/92 point Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2014. It’s an explosive Sauv Blanc that is about 35% less expensive than Cloudy Bay at the $22 release price – and well worth packing away in quantity this week at $19.98 for bottles or $17.98/ea by the case!
This unique blend of oak-aged Blaufrankisch, St. Laurent, and Zweigelt makes a perfect summer cookout red (but will sing with schnitzel, too!). A blockbuster 93 point Wine Enthusiast rating, and yours from $17.98/ea on six.
You've probably never tasted Provencal wines like these before - but you really should. The red is powerful 2009 with just enough cellar time to tame it a bit. The white is exotic, rich, creamy and powerful, kind of a cross between CdP Blanc and Grand Cru Burgundy. Both from Olivier Daubresse and both on sale this week.