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Help with Savvy B.


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Help with Savvy B.

skaboy | Sep 5, 2010 11:25 PM

I'm having trouble finding a good domestic sauvignon blanc. It's my favourite summer wine and summer lasts a long time in Vegas. I find the cali offerings to be flabby and overpriced, this is disheartening as I'm trying to keep my much cliched carbon footprint to a minimum.
I'm a huge fan of NZ SBs, Marlborough and recently Central Otago. I can find any of these easily for $10-12 and Kim Crawford and Cloudy Bay for $18-21, outstanding examples with their crisp citrus, bright acidity, and cut-grass notes.

I'm currently (read now; pardon the spelling/grammaticals) drinking a much hyped SA Mulderbrosch savvy B and I'm disapponted, nay sad, at how unispiring the acidity and body are at $20. I think I prefer the cali selections to this pretender.

Old world adherents may roll their eyes but I'm going to have to stick to the tried-but-true NZ imports unless someone can suggest otherwise.


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