Kennedy Point is located on Waiheke Island, so this is contract grown and made for the label in the Marlborough region but the results in 2009 are very good. It delivers campfire-like notes, plus black cherry fruit and hints of brown sugar, mocha and cinnamon. Drink this supple wine over the next year or so.— J.C.
This Waiheke Island-based winery sources its Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. The result is a rather leafy, slightly vegetal wine that’s reminiscent of tomato stalk and celery leaf, yet remains refreshing and pleasant, with a strong citrus core. Try it with ceviche or simple broiled sole.— J.C.
Kennedy Point is located on Waiheke Island, but gets the fruit for this wine from Marlborough. It’s a light- to medium-bodied version of Sauvignon Blanc, boasting bright passion-fruit aromas and a juicy, mouthwatering mix of citrus flavors that fade a bit quickly on the finish.— J.C.
Grassy and herbal, rounded out by sweet pea notes and touches of honey and citrus on the finish, this is a medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc with quaffing appeal. Chill it well to make up for its lack of cut on the finish.— J.C.
This is a round, mouthfilling Marlborough Sauvignon, with clean scents of grasses, passion fruit and hints of melon and peach, but it lacks flavor intensity despite its size, coming off as slightly lacking concentration. It’s nice, but needs more intensity to shine.— J.C.