Varietal/Style: Sauvignon Blanc
Retail Price: $10.99
Bright, zesty, leanthis is what Sauvignon Blanc is all about.
Because it is a simple wine made from excellent fruit, we like the Sherwood
for its straightforwardness. A light, citrus nose with metallic overtones
leads the way to a spritzy burst of flavor in the mouth. About as food-friendly
as they come, this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc cries out for oysters.
(Date tasted 10/26/01)
Highly regarded for its Pinot Noir, this family-run winery creates
only three styles: Chardonnay, Pinot and, of course, Sauvignon Blanc
from their Canterbury, New Zealand estate. A boutique winery with
an aggressive international marketing program, Sherwood is helping
to make a name for the quality of the Canterbury region on the worldwide
market. In addition to their estate-labeled wines, owners Dayne and
Jill (his wife) also produce a reserve label for the premium market.
Southern Starz, Importers
City: Huntington Beach, CA