This wine is excellent and that excellence is attributed largely to the skills of the winemaker. It probably does not hurt that this fruit is grown in a location that produces some of the best Sauvignon blanc made anywhere in the world. Winemaker Kevin Judd spent the last twenty-five years making wine over at Cloudy Bay, the winery that put New Zealand Sauvignon blanc on the world map for most wine buyers. Kevin’s finely tuned skills show profusely in his current efforts with Greywacke. If you are expecting a cool refreshing citrusy and mineral glass of goodness you are going to get that and a whole lot more. The aromas are grapefruit zest, tropical fruit blossom and exotic dried tea leaf. The first sip delivers a crispness only duplicated by crunching into a fresh, perfect Granny Smith apple revving up the taste receptors for the onslaught of sweet honeydew melon. Bring on the raw bar and line up the shellfish.
Rating: Excellent (92) | $20 | 13.5% ABV