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Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Style Light white New World Country New Zealand Price $13
Vintage tasted 2009 Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Website www.oysterbaywines.com

Overview One of the best-known and most popular Kiwi wines, Oyster Bay is very distinctively a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. While it doesn’t have much of the “cat pee” flavor that often distinguishes these wines, it has all the tropical fruit, biting acidity, and vegetal flavors you could ask for. That’s not surprising, as we find these wines to be some of the most consistent in the wine world at this price point; if you like the style you’ll rarely be disappointed.

Nose Our blind tasters found floral aromas, tropical fruit, apple, and cabbage—in a good way.

Mouth It’s consistent here, too: banana and other tropical fruits, vegetal flavors, and lots of acidity.
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