- Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Product #29193 (In Stock)
After helping to make Cloudy Bay and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc famous, viticulturist Ivan Sutherland and oenologist/winemaker James Healy decided to strike out on their own. They chose as their base a vineyard Sutherland planted in the 1970s, named “Dog Point” for the packs of wild dogs that used to roam here. It’s from a single vineyard, farmed organically (certified since 2012), hand harvested, pressed whole cluster, allowed in part to ferment naturally, and brought up entirely in stainless steel. The quality has been uniformly superb for years, and the 2014 is as fine a release as we’ve ever seen here. Citrusy, bright, pungent, mouthwatering, and a whole lot of freshly fruited fun!
"The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc opens with an incredible intensity of zingy lemon and gooseberry scents with nuances of flint, baker’s yeast and gravel. Medium-bodied with lovely texture, oodles of citrus and stony flavors and a racy acid line, it finishes with fantastic length."Wine Advocate 91 points
“Everything you’d ever want in a Sauvignon Blanc is here—and then some. Grassy, herbal, citrusy aromas set the pace, joined by some slightly feral, wooly pungency that adds even greater complexity. On the palate, it’s plump and mouthwatering without being excessively tart, and lingers gloriously on the finish.” Wine Enthusiast 92 points
“A smooth, fleshy mix of honeysuckle, ripe melon, dried mango, peach and nectarine flavors, with a squirt of lemon juice. Succulent and complex, offering a whiff of smoky tea and celery leaf notes on the finish.” Wine Spectator 92 points