Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

I like my Sauv Blancs, crisp, dry and sharp. But then some folks choose to oak a sauv black which tends to soften the wine and impart flavors more in keeping with a Chard. This particular wine on the back of it says a “portion” of the wine was was oaked. No mention of how long or what portion. What your left with is a pale wine, with a mild nose. On the mid palate there are some mild citrus notes along with some chard like flavors. There’s some nice dry minerality on the finish. Honestly, if I had noticed it was oaked I would have not bought it. They typically are not to my taste. This is a soft gentle wine. Nice and dry. I would give it an 87-88. Meh, I’ve had better … or more to the point not to my tastes. The oak dumbs it down 🙁

From the LCBO web site:
Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – VINTAGES#: 686675
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
Moderately concentrated sauvignon blanc, with sweet lemon grass, green capsicum and some lifted tree fruit and tropical fruit characters. A distinctive and appealing wine with good weight and length. Offers good value at this price. Drink 2016-2021. Score – 92. (Bob Campbell, MW, bobcampbell.nz, Oct. 31, 2016) $21.95
Release Date:May 12, 2018
Alcohol/Vol 13.5%Made in:Marlborough, New Zealand By:Spy Valley Wines Sugar Content:4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry

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