Alphabetical Guide to New Zealand

Alphabetical Guide to New Zealand
Owner Grant Taylor (center) with the team at Valli Vineyards in Central Otago
From the Sep 30, 2020, issue

These wines were tasted for MaryAnn Worobiec's New Zealand tasting report in the Sept. 30, 2020, issue of Wine Spectator magazine. For a full analysis of the latest vintages and top wines and top values charts, read "Formula for Success." Nearly 175 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can find all reviews, with full tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
AMISFIELD
Pinot Noir Central Otago RKV Reserve 2014 91 $100
ARONA
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 90 $13
ASTROLABE
Chenin Blanc Marlborough Wrekin Vineyard 2018 90 $25
Pinot Gris Marlborough 2018 87 $22
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 86 $22
AUNTSFIELD
Chardonnay Marlborough Single Vineyard Southern Valleys 2017 84 $35
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Single Vineyard Southern Valleys 2019 87 $20
BLICKS LANE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $20
CHLOE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $17
CLIFFORD BAY
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 86 $12
CLOUDY BAY
Pinot Noir Central Otago Te Wāhi 2015 88 $75
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2018 87 $41
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 93 $31
Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand Te Koko 2016 93 $60
CRAGGY RANGE
Le Sol Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay 2016 90 $105
Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough Te Muna 2019 90 $22
Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Hawkes Bay 2017 89 $22
KIM CRAWFORD
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $18
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Signature Reserve 2018 89 $25
THE CROSSINGS
Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2019 89 $15
DASHWOOD
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2018 87 $18
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 90 $15
DOG POINT
Chardonnay Marlborough 2017 92 $41
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2017 92 $41
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 92 $25
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Section 94 2017 91 $37
DUCK HUNTER
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 91 $20
ECHO BAY
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 84 $16
ERADUS
Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2019 90 $18
ESK VALLEY
Chardonnay Hawkes Bay 2018 87 $18
FAULT LINE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $13
FELTON ROAD
Pinot Noir Central Otago Bannockburn 2018 95 $52
Pinot Noir Central Otago Block 3 2018 92 $82
Pinot Noir Central Otago Block 5 2018 94 $82
Pinot Noir Central Otago Calvert 2018 93 $62
Pinot Noir Central Otago Cornish Point 2018 91 $62
FIRE ROAD
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2018 85 $15
FRENZY
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 86 $14
GIESEN
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2018 86 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 87 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough The August 1888 2014 89 $53
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough The Brothers 2018 87 $26
GREYWACKE
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2017 91 $39
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2017 92 $29
GROVE MILL
Sauvignon Blanc Wairau Valley 2019 90 $14
THE INFAMOUS GOOSE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 90 $15
INNOCENT BYSTANDER
Pinot Noir Central Otago 2017 92 $25
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2018 88 $15
INVIVO
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Graham Norton's Own 2019 88 $17
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough X, Sarah Jessica Parker 2019 90 $20
ISLAND NATION
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 86 $13
KIAORA
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 84 $12
KOHA
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $13
KONO
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 88 $14
KOYAMA
Pinot Noir Waipara Valley Pearson's Vineyard 2016 85 $45
Pinot Noir Waipara Valley S Williams' Vineyard 2016 87 $70
KUMEU RIVER
Chardonnay Kumeu Coddington 2018 90 $49
Chardonnay Kumeu Estate 2018 89 $34
Chardonnay Kumeu Hunting Hill 2018 93 $60
Chardonnay Kumeu Maté's Vineyard 2018 92 $68
Chardonnay New Zealand Kumeu Village 2018 84 $22
LAYER CAKE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 86 $12
LEESFIELD STATION
Pinot Gris Marlborough 2018 87 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2018 87 $15
LOBSTER REEF
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 85 $10
LOCATIONS
Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand NZ8 NV 88 $25
THE LOOP
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 86 $14
LOVEBLOCK
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 90 $28
MARISCO
Chardonnay Marlborough Craft Series The Pioneer 2016 86 $50
Chardonnay Marlborough The King's Bastard Wairau 2018 83 $19
Pinot Noir Marlborough Rosé The King's Desire 2018 81 $17
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough The King's Favour Waihopai 2018 90 $16
Viognier Marlborough Craft Series The Exemplar 2013 88 $39
MARLBOROUGH ESTATE
Pinot Noir Marlborough Reserve 2017 84 $18
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Reserve 2019 87 $15
MATUA
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2018 87 $13
Rosé New Zealand 2018 89 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 88 $13
MOHUA
Pinot Noir Central Otago 2017 89 $24
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 87 $16
MOUNTFORD
Pinot Noir North Canterbury Liaison 2014 92 $40
Pinot Noir North Canterbury The Rise Single Vineyard 2015 91 $100
MT. BEAUTIFUL
Pinot Noir North Canterbury 2018 90 $28
Riesling North Canterbury 2017 89 $22
Rosé North Canterbury 2019 88 $17
Sauvignon Blanc North Canterbury 2019 90 $17
Sauvignon Blanc North Canterbury 12 Barrels 2018 89 $25
MT. DIFFICULTY
Pinot Noir Central Otago Bannockburn 2018 87 $45
Pinot Noir Central Otago Roaring Meg 2018 90 $25
Pinot Noir Central Otago Roaring Meg 2017 87 $25
NAUTILUS
Brut New Zealand Cuvée Marlborough NV 88 $49
Pinot Noir Marlborough Southern Valleys 2017 88 $33
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 90 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough The Paper Nautilus 2017 92 $49
THE NED
Pinot Gris Marlborough 2019 88 $14
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2018 87 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Waihopai River 2019 88 $14
NGA WAKA
Chardonnay Martinborough Three Canoes 2018 85 $25
Rosé Three Canoes Martinborough 2019 85 $20
NOBILO
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Icon 2018 89 $20
GREG NORMAN ESTATES
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $10
O'DWYERS CREEK
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2015 89 $29
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2018 86 $20
OYSTER BAY
Chardonnay Marlborough 2018 85 $13
Merlot Hawkes Bay 2018 88 $13
Pinot Gris Hawkes Bay 2019 86 $13
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2018 86 $16
Rosé Marlborough 2019 84 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 85 $13
PARITUA
Twenty-one-twelve Hawkes Bay 2015 89 $90
PEREGRINE
Chardonnay Central Otago 2018 86 $37
Pinot Gris Central Otago 2018 84 $31
Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago 2019 85 $29
PONGA
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 86 $13
PYRAMID VALLEY
Chardonnay North Canterbury Field of Fire 2016 88 $90
Chardonnay North Canterbury Lion's Tooth 2016 90 $90
Pinot Noir Central Otago 2017 93 $50
Pinot Noir North Canterbury Angel Flower 2016 92 $90
Pinot Noir North Canterbury Earth Smoke 2016 90 $90
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2018 90 $50
RANGA.RANGA.
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $14
RAPAURA SPRINGS
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Classic 2019 87 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Reserve 2019 88 $18
ALLAN SCOTT
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2018 88 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 93 $17
SEA PEARL
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 86 $12
SEASIDE CELLARS
Pinot Noir New Zealand 2018 81 $16
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 86 $15
THE SEEKER
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $14
SHERWOOD ESTATE
Pinot Gris Waipara Valley 2017 88 $17
Sauvignon Blanc Waipara Valley 2019 86 $20
SINEANN
Pinot Noir Central Otago Pisa Terrace 2018 91 $30
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2018 88 $18
SMITH & SHETH
Chardonnay Hawke's Bay Cru Heretaunga 2017 89 $50
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Cru Wairau 2018 89 $27
Syrah Hawke's Bay Cru Heretaunga 2017 90 $50
SUNDAY MOUNTAIN
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $15
TABLELANDS
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $15
TE MATA
Gamay Noir Hawke's Bay 2018 88 $20
TE PA
Pinot Gris Marlborough 2018 84 $18
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2017 88 $19
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 87 $18
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2018 86 $18
TEN SISTERS
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2017 92 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Single Vineyard 2019 89 $18
THREE BROOMS
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Single Vineyard 2019 86 $17
TIKI
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2018 90 $15
TOHU
Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2019 88 $18
TORA BAY
Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough Single Vineyard 2019 85 $15
TUSSOCK JUMPER
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 88 $13
TWIN ISLANDS
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 84 $15
TWO PADDOCKS
Pinot Noir Central Otago The First Paddock Proprietor's Reserve 2017 91 $80
Pinot Noir Central Otago The Fusilier Bannockburn Vineyard Proprietor's Reserve 2017 87 $80
Pinot Noir Central Otago The Last Chance Earnscleugh Vineyard Proprietor's Reserve 2017 90 $80
VILLA MARIA
Pinot Noir Marlborough Private Bin 2018 87 $25
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Private Bin 2019 83 $14
WAIPAPA BAY
Chardonnay Marlborough 2019 82 $15
Pinot Gris Marlborough 2019 85 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 87 $15
WAIRAU RIVER
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 91 $17
WALNUT BLOCK
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Collectables 2019 87 $13
WHITEHAVEN
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 88 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2018 88 $20
YEALANDS
Pinot Gris Marlborough Peter Yealands 2018 86 $15
Pinot Noir Marlborough Peter Yealands 2018 86 $19
Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley Estate Single Vineyard 2019 90 $24
Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley S1 Single Block 2019 90 $30
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Peter Yealands 2019 88 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Rosé 2019 84 $15
Tasting Reports Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand

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