Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Wine EnthusiastA consistent standard-bearer for the variety as expressed in Marlborough, the 2016 Private Bin boasts ample red currant and pink grapefruit aromas and flavors, perked up by a touch of leafiness. It's medium-bodied and perhaps a bit rounder and softer in the mouth than some, but finishes dry and stony.
Wine SpectatorLean, with grass, citrus zest and ruby grapefruit flavors that are juicy and vibrant. Toasted herb and floral details linger. Drink now. 110,000 cases imported.
Wine AdvocateA blend of the Awatere and Wairau Valley "sub-regions," the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Private Bin Marlborough offers lovely gooseberry and grass notes with a waft of capsicum. Medium-bodied, with good intensity, good length and texture, it is a slightly drier style than most at this price point.