CRAGGY RANGE SAUVIGNON BLANC TE MUNA ROAD VINYARD 2008
Hostile Grape at the M Resort in Las Vegas is where I got away from the casino floor for a bit and relaxed with a nice, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. It was well into the triple digits outside, so a cool and fresh wine was definitely the order of the day. Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc was my choice. It's a single vineyard wine.
Craggy Range SB is very easy to drink. The straw color is fairly innocuous but the nose gives a good, healthy dose of that fine grassy aroma I like to find in a Sauvignon Blanc. This effort, from Marlborough, New Zealand, shows that grassy note as the dominant feature in a very fresh nose. Pineapple aromas also come through. The taste is fruity with a nice acidity. The acid seemed a bit restrained at first, but became more noticeable on the finish. Pineapple flavor is joined by guava, with a grapefruit trailing edge as a parting shot.
I thought it might be a wee bit lackluster at first, but it became more complex as I drank it. If you stay away from Sauvignon Blanc because it comes on too strong for your taste, this may be a great wine for you to try.