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Saturday, July 25, 2009

2008 Sauvignon, Woodthorpe, Te Mata, Hawke's Bay

2008 Sauvignon, Woodthorpe, Te Mata, Hawke's Bay

In recent history there was probably no greater impact by a common grape on the American palate than Sauvignon Blanc. This grape certainly put New Zealand on people's wine consciousness for the first time. In the late 80's when these wines really hit, many of us probably never had a Sauvignon Blanc from another place. Kiwi producers realized how much the Yanks loved all the inherent gooseberry and grass flavors and prices on good Sauvignon have crept up slowly during the years. Located on the eastern shores of the North Island, Te Mata (a mythical giant) is a family-owned and operated sustainable winery which produces lovely wines exclusively from their own single vineyard fruit. It is unusual to get this much quality and flavor for $12. Grab some while you can.

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