Back in New Zealand

My parents were here visiting last week, and my Dad always likes to bring some wines for me to try from a local to him shop in CT, Branford Wine & Spirits. Now, I’ve actually had the 2006 of this wine, and I believe the 2005, also all purchased from Branford Wine & Spirits.  You can read my review of the 2006 here. We chose the 2007 Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc for the evening. It had a screw cap closure, clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $8.

On the nose I found grapefruit, lemon, citrus, hay, the infamous cat pee smell (I swear this is not a bad thing), topical notes, banana, pineapple, almonds, and grass. It had a fairly typical for the price range nose, with the exception of the banana. I don’t think I’ve ever smelled that on a Sauvignon Blanc before.  In the mouth I got citrus, grapefruit, gooseberry, star fruit, and pineapple.  The seemed less citrusy than the nose.

I found the wine to be tart, refreshing, and crisp. The Oyster Bay is one I can always count on to provide a value for the price point, and it makes an easy summer drinker for the hot days to come. (And even though it’s snowing today, I know the hotter days are right around the corner!!)

2 Responses

  1. Wow, $8 a bottle is super-low for this, below California wholesale. I’m a little bit shocked! That’s a $14 to $16 retail bottle here…I’d go pick up a case if I were you :)

  2. :) My dad bought it for me!

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