2012 Dog Point "Section 94" Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Oak fermented and oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc with grapefruit, mineral, nut and bran biscuit flavours. Taut and powerful wine with enough concentration and power to handle obvious oak character. Very distinctive wine that has justifiably earned something of a cult following.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Section 94 captures the nose with pretty peach and apple blossom notes allied to suggestions of cedar, grapefruit peel and dried herbs. With great intensity on the medium-bodied, satin-textured palate, the lively acid holds through a long, mineral finish. (LPB)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(barrel-fermented): Very pale greenish yellow. Musky, meaty, Old World nose offers lime, pepper and oak scents; a bit reduced. Broad and round for its vintage, offering good intensity to its flavors of lime, fresh herbs and smoky oak. Not particularly deep or high-pitched but smooth and persistent, finishing with a lemony firmness and good salty extract. Excellent for the year.
Very refreshing, with vibrant jalapeño notes to crisp lemon, lime and grapefruit flavors, offering plenty of green herb accents and a mouthwatering finish.