Every wine drinker should try the 2019 Kirkland Sauvignon Blanc, “Ti Point” from New Zealand.
Not any other vintage, the 2019 which I bought for $6.99.
The 2018 is quite different. Not bad, just different.
Why try the 2019? Well, primarily because the 2019 is an excellent example of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc. It would be a “perfect” example, but that word is over-used.
The 2019 displays both the good and typical aromas and flavors fans like me look for and it also has the attributes others may find sharp, thin and off-putting.
Another good, even better, reason: it is made by a real winemaker at a real winery.
Tracy Haslam, is a 3rd generation winemaker. Google her.
And, finally, unlike several popular brands of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc lining shelves everywhere, it is made and bottled there.
Yes, several big volume Kiwi Sauvignon Blancs are literally shipped to California in giant containers to be unloaded and trucked off to Napa, Acampo, Lodi or Sonoma, and then pumped from the truck to the facility and, finally, bottled.
Hardly a romantic journey or conversation topic over a glass of wine.
Not saying that the wines shipped and trucked are bad.
Just saying read the back label.