The top wine from Ngatarawa isn’t available in the U.S., but it is a benchmark Bordeaux-styled blend from Hawkes Bay. The chocolate, cedar and plum flavors are carried by a big, expansive mouthfeel, and the intensity and length are world class. Drink 2012–2020.
Grassy and herbal-smelling, but there’s also lots of grapefruit and nectarines to provide a fruity counterbalance. Light in weight, with a hint of unreleased CO2 to provide additional freshness, this is a mouthwatering summer refresher. Imported by Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd.
Grassy and herbal on the nose, but those elements are balanced by stone fruit and citrus notes. On the palate, there’s the merest hint of asparagus, but ultimately, this is a soft, fruit-driven style, round and easy to drink.
Grassy and herbal on the nose, this medium-weight Sauvignon epitomizes the Marlborough style, blending hints of tropical fruit with grapefruit and herbs in an easy-to-drink wine. Crisp and clean on the finish. Steam some mussels in herbed stock and let the Sauvignon flow.