2014 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Section 94

Year: 2014
Appellation: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 95
Jeb Dunnick: 94
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$27.95

"Complex and vivid, with rye toast, lime marmalade and peppery white flower notes that are intense and succulent, with details of green tea and lemon verbena on a sleek, smooth and mouthwatering frame. Drink now. –MW" (WS)

"A barrel-fermented, no-holds-barred style of Sauvignon Blanc, the 2014 Section 94 delivers honeyed peaches, lemon tart and pink grapefruit on the nose with hints of struck match (sulfides), lightly browned toast and yeast extract. The palate is wonderfully intense with a gorgeous, creamy texture and tons of flavor layers, finishing long. Wow--this vintage is firing on all cylinders and should age beautifully over the next 5-7+ years." (WA)

"(spent 18 months in older French oak): Bright, light yellow. Sexy leesy funkiness to the aromas of ripe peach, fresh herbs and stony minerality, plus a touch of lemon peel with air. Quite dry and tactile, with penetrating, distinctly saline mineral acidity currently keeping the wine's primary fruit flavors under wraps; still some undissolved CO2. A fascinating extract-rich Sauvignon, at once fine-grained, salty and very long. Strong minerality and lemony cut reminded me a bit of Burgundy. Extremely young wine with terrific inner-mouth tension. and a superb tactile, rising finish. Not at all about fruit in the early going." (VM)

"There's much at play here, it has a hazelnutty edge on the nose with flinty, restrained and dialled back citrusy fruit presence, minerally and stony, dried flowers too, clever wine. The palate has a level of weight and texture more associated with Chablis, very long, piercing, focused and glossy tight-wrapped fruit here. Great." (JS)

"A significant step up over the base Sauvignon Blanc, the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Sect. 94 reminds me of a top-flight Bordeaux Blanc. White currants, citrus, white flowers, minerality and earthy mushroom-like nuances all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, concentrated and beautifully textured Sauvignon Blanc. Aged 18 months in oak with regular lees stirring, drink this rich, balanced, terrific white over the coming 4-5 years." (JD)

Winery Notes:
TASTING NOTE:
Pale straw in colour.Pure focused fruit aromas of ripe citrus, white peach, a pleasant fragrance ofwhite blossom. An underlying yeast influence is attained from a naturallyoccurring fermentation in old oak barrels for a period of 18 months.A complex full bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc with a chalky minerality andfresh herbal influence, complimented by a slightly funky reductive edge.Food Match Fish, poultry and vegetable dishes and especially aromatic white cheeses.Pale straw in colour.Pure focused fruit aromas of ripe citrus, white peach, a pleasant fragrance ofwhite blossom. An underlying yeast influence is attained from a naturallyoccurring fermentation in old oak barrels for a period of 18 months.A complex full bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc with a chalky minerality andfresh herbal influence, complimented by a slightly funky reductive edge.

Tasting Notes:
Pale straw in colour. Pure focused fruit aromas of ripe citrus, white peach, a pleasant fragrance of white blossom. An underlying yeast influence is attained from a naturally occurring fermentation in old oak barrels for a period of 18 months. A complex full bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc with a chalky minerality and fresh herbal influence, complimented by a slightly funky reductive edge.

Food Match:
Fish, poultry and vegetable dishes, especially aromatic white cheeses.

Cellaring:
Three to five years.