2009 Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Quick hit on this accessible, serviceable Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand:

The nose hit me with some green pepper (fairly characteristic of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs), cut grass, and a little bit of citrus.

The citrus came through well on the palate:  there was, most notably, lemon and/or orange zest, along with a little bit of grapefruit, maybe?  The acid on this wine was solid and balanced the slight mineral/stone notes that peeked through on the palate.

I think this wine would pair well with grilled shrimp or a delicate fish.  The Twin Islands is not the best Sauvignon Blanc you’ll ever have, but at around $13, it’s a nice serviceable white for cooling off during the warm summer months.

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