8 New Zealand Wines that Punch Above their Weight (and Price)

There's familiar faces and grapes, and a new brand to watch, in this selection of new reviews

8 New Zealand Wines that Punch Above their Weight (and Price)
Rapaura Springs made a 92-point Sauvignon Blanc in 2018 that demonstrates how far the grape has come in Marlborough. (Courtesy of Rapaura Springs)
May 30, 2019

There are some familiar faces and grapes in this selection of new reviews from New Zealand, as well as a new brand to watch. While Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are often in the shadows of Sauvignon Blanc's success, they shouldn't be, and these outstanding versions show why.

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