2011 Craggy Range "Te Muna Road" Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale bright yellow. Pungent aromas of grapefruit pith, lime, bell pepper, anise and basil. Juicy, dry and penetrating, with superb intensity and thrust to the flavors of grapefruit and tropical fruits. Plenty of tactile palate presence here, given cut by firm acidity. Finishes dense and long.
This smooth, silky white delivers pretty Key lime, Meyer lemon, passion fruit and melon notes that are elegant, balanced and delightfully tangy. all leading to the juicy finish. Drink now. 13,000 cases imported.
The limestone soils of Craggy Range's Te Muna Road vineyard in Martinborough lend minerality and elegance to this sophisticated single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from one of New Zealand's most esteemed producers. Fermented in 100% stainless steel and aged briefly for three months in used French oak, the 2011 exhibits classic Te Muna chalky minerality, which underscores inherently crisp citrus and green apple aromas and flavors accent by note of fresh cut hay and flowering herbs. Tangy acidity and a fleshy midpalate lead toward a focused finish. Enjoy this dry, refreshing, classic Martinborough SB with fresh seafood!