Cloudy Bay 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
The name Cloudy Bay has become synonymous with outstanding New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Captain Cook coined the phrase on his voyage to New Zealand in 1770, giving the name to the bay at the east end of Wairau Valley. The winery and vineyards are situated there at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. This unique, cool wine growing region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. The winery owns over 200 acres of estate vineyards there and continues to turn out some of New Zealandís best wines. This 2013 is as ripe and pure as ever. Rich flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, mango and melon with wonderfully refreshing acidity and lime and mineral notes on the finish.