Mount Beautiful, North Canterbury (New Zealand) Sauvignon Blanc 2016

($14): Although the Marlborough region of New Zealand put Sauvignon Blanc on the map, other regions fashion distinctive and equally enjoyable versions.  Take this one from North Canterbury, a region on New Zealand’s east coast in the mid-portion of the South Island.  Paradoxically, it has more weight and fruitiness than many from Marlborough despite its more southerly (cooler) locale.  It maintains a balancing zestiness that keeps it fresh and lively.  Another bargain!
92 Michael Apstein Aug 15, 2017