Omaka Springs 2001 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($15.59)
Clear pale straw color, with a full citric grapefruit aroma enhanced by an aromatic hint of pine, more ripe and not as "green" as many NZ Sauvignon Blancs. A blast of grapefruit flavor, so fruity it almost seems sweet, shaped by tart fresh-fruit acidity; tart and dry citrus in a long finish. A bit more body and texture than expected, perhaps thanks to the addition of 10 percent Semillon in the blend. US Importer: T.G.I.C. Importers Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif. (Aug 13, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Worked with baked chicken, although its ripe fruit would make it a pleasant aperitif on its own.



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