Featured Varietal

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc takes its name from the French, ‘Sauvage,’ which means ‘wild.’ Sauvignon Blanc grows successfully in most of the world's fine wine regions, and interestingly is one of the two genetic parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, along with Cabernet Franc. Of all the noble grape varieties, Sauvignon Blanc grows the fastest, and depending on the site will grow out of control. If not tamed, it will develop wild flavors as well, grass, green herbs, hay, green tea, smoke, and gunflint. The origin of Sauvignon Blanc is Burgundy and principal regions are France, the Russian River Valley (California), and New Zealand. It is New Zealand’s signature varietal where it tends to be bold and big.

To me, this is a great summer drinking wine, suited with foods from Asian dishes carrying lemongrass to a lot of fish dishes as well, including crab. It is a “Marlborough” (Sauvignon Blanc) with strong peach and melon characteristics...It has a beautiful minerality and a linear acidity in it which is balanced by a touch of sugar.
Winemaker, Kim Crawford
Marlborough, New Zealand
750 ML
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Estate Marlborough

The Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc is made of grapes from family-owned estate vineyards in Marlborough’s sub-regions. Those who don’t typically prefer aNew Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc style, love this wine. It is dry, pure, and fresh with ripe pineapple, peach, and yellow apple, followed by hints of meadow grass on a hot summer day. Plenty of mineral energy and citrus-inspired flavors linger on the palate, underscored by umami.