Pale in color with a nice nose of grapefruit. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with some nice mild grapefruit coming through. This is more of a smooth Sauv blanc. Nice refinement. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice mouth grip with grapefruit lingering nicely. This will be a very food friendly wine. I would give it an 88-89. Yumm.
From the LCBO web site:
MOUNT RILEY SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013 VINTAGES 981670 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 17.95
Made in: Marlborough, New Zealand By: Mount Riley Wines Limited
Release Date: Jan 4, 2014
13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Aromatic & Flavourful Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
There are precious few guarantees in life, but the quality, purity and sheer pleasure to be found in Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc come pretty darn close. Mount Riley is a well-known and well-loved producer whose Savvies are renowned for the freshness and clarity of the fruit – think grapefruit, kiwi, gooseberry and passion fruit flavours that shine through vintage after vintage. These wines possess the substance and acidity to pair with rich seafood dishes or pasta prima vera.