11 May 2015

Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2014


I love New Zealand wines. I can find exceptional quality at a ridiculous value. Nobilo's Sauvignon Blanc was no exception.

The wine was a light straw color, bursting with peaches on the nose, and an almost pillowy body. It felt a little thicker on the tongue, almost like a Chardonnay—but the character was all Sauvignon Blanc.

It was tart! Very tart. It had assertive acidity, but it wasn't overwhelming, and it was counteracted by chalky minerality. Sweet peaches in syrup flavors abounded, but it remained crisp. It had one of the longest finishes of Sauvignon Blancs I've experienced, carried forward by the chalk notes.

It was lovely.