2016 Ribbonwood (Framingham) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough SKU #1319008

$9.99

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  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    1/6/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Any fans of the Framingham wines should stock up on these beauties at an everyday price for a Sauvignon Blanc that's a definite crowd-pleaser. Juicy, bright, fresh, and just plain delicious. I picked up a bottle last night to refresh myself on this wine and before I knew it, half the bottle was gone, it was so easy-drinking and light on the palate. Crisp and mineraly, this is quintessential NZ Savvy without the overly present vegetal qualities. One of my new favorites on the shelf and made by such a great winemaking team, I'm happy to pick up this wine for any occasion.
    Top Value!
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    1/2/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Fans of Sancerre or any other crisp, mineral-driven white wines: LOAD UP. This one of the most ridiculous deals I've come across yet from my esteemed colleague Mr. Woodhouse, the man who's been bringing us K&L drinkers stupendous values from the Southern Hemisphere since his arrival. Made by Andrew Framingham, a man whose white wines have become household staples among our sales staff, the 2016 Ribbonwood might be the best Sauvignon Blanc deal I've ever tasted in my career now entering its eleventh year. It's saline and citric in its character, yet the wine has texture. There's an herbaceous note underneath all of that, but it plays second fiddle to the minerality and the hints of orange blossom on the finish. This is not your grapefruit-laden, super green Kiwi Sauv Blanc. It's not anywhere near that now ubiquitous profile. This is much more Loire Valley in its flavor, but with even more fruit and complexity. For the price, all I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW. Do not miss this one. Buy as much as you can afford.
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    1/2/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Everything you could want in a classic, everyday NZ Sauv Blanc. This wine exemplifies that fresh, crisp, juicy style of Sauv Blanc that put NZ wines on the map. The nose is bursting with white blossom, citrus peel, jasmine and passion flower. The palate is crisp and zesty but also has a soft textural element and more layers of flavor than anyone would expect at this price point. 2016 has proven to be yet another stunning vintage in Marlborough and this wine shows just what stunning values the region can produce. Ribbonwood is the second label of one of my favorite producers in NZ - Framingham. The wines are made by the inimitable Andrew Hedley who is without doubt one of the most exciting, passionate and downright awesome winemakers you could ever meet. Don't settle for mass-produced, commercial, bulk NZ savvy when you can have something like this crafted by a master of his trade.
    Top Value!
  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    11/25/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is an absolutely lovely Sauvignon Blanc which shows round fruit, pretty, apricot blossom aromas, and doesn't fall too far into the peppery, green category of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. Rather, its refreshing, pleasant and crisp. A great buy at this price!

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