100% Sauvignon Blanc
The only reason I find the Long Boat to be a little “ahead-of-the-rest” is the partial fermentation in oak. It definitely adds roundness and complexity to the wine.
The telltale NZ Sauv Blanc notes on the nose with grapefruit, lemon and lime, wet stone and delicate floral highlights. Green apple, fresh cut grass, hints of tropical fruit and pink grapefruit. The citrus acidity is certainly there, but not so much so that I feel like I’m sucking on a lemon.
Finishes very clean, with the lime and mineral flavors really coming though at the end. All my slandering of NZ SB aside, you can’t deny they’re some of the best summertime wines available!
Try fried oysters, scallops or shrimp with pasta, crab, citrus fruits, lobster or swordfish. Just make sure if you’re serving it with salad, keep the vinaigrette to a minimum, or the high acidity in this wine will clash.
$16 – If you live in Jacksonville, this wine is available from Riverside Liquors.This entry was posted in Reviews and tagged Long Boat, Long Boat wine, Marlborough, New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc. Bookmark the permalink. ← Is it Necessary for Wineries to Give Full Disclosure on their Labels? Is the US Palate Changing? →