2020 Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc

Year: 2020
Appellation: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Wine Spectator: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$11.95

2020 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #23

"Supple and succulent, offering a generous and juicy mix of passion fruit, Key lime and ruby grapefruit flavors. Expressive and strong on the finish, with touches of freshly grated ginger and green tea. Drink now. 50,000 cases made, 16,000 cases imported. -M.W" (WS)

Winery Notes:
Pioneering Marlborough winemaker Allan Scott helped plant some of the first wine grapes in Marlborough in the 1970s, and then established his eponymous brand as one of the first independent wineries in the region with his wife, Catherine, in 1990. Now their children are working in the family business, with son Josh as chief winemaker. The wines have never skipped a beat, and this wine is a stunning example of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with intense flavor and lingering long on the finish. Scott harvests and presses grapes in the cool of the night to preserve aromatics, and this wine shows the hallmark of a warmer 2019 vintage, with fruit flavors veering toward the tropical, with a hint of passion fruit.

Fresh, zesty, juicy and full, this fruit driven new world style wine will excite the senses without the racy overload. Tropical fruit with a fresh herbaceous character balanced with zesty passion fruit and a dry finish, this wine will take you straight back to the warmer summer days.