WINES OF THE WEEK
Cloudy Bay Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
New Zealand BC $33.99 (304469) AB $35 (304469) MB $35.49 (304469) ON $34.95 (304469)
The 30th anniversary vintage at Cloudy Bay was marked by extremely dry conditions, which resulted in reduced crop levels and the second earliest finish to harvest at the trendsetting winery. Made in a crisp and refreshing style, this showcases bright citrus and tropical notes with nice concentration on the palate. Less exuberant than more affordable models of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the depth and nuance offered here make it a standout. It’s back to its classic form.
Stoneleigh Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
New Zealand BC $16.49 (293043) AB $17 (293043) MB $17.99 (293043) ON $17.95 (293043)
Stoneleigh can be counted on to deliver a ripe, tropical expression of Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. The house style has always embraced ripe fruit over aggressive green notes, which adds greatly to its mass appeal. The current release is nicely balanced with appealing fruit and refreshing acidity that make it an enjoyable option to sip by itself or with delicate fish or seafood dishes.