Alphabetical Guide to New Zealand

Alphabetical Guide to New Zealand
Erica Crawford of Loveblock is experimenting with natural alternatives to sulfur additions, including antioxidant teas. She is also concerned about vintners’ ability to absorb rising costs. (Lisa Duncan)
Oct 31, 2021

These wines were tasted for the New Zealand tasting report in the Oct. 31, 2021, issue of Wine Spectator by senior editor MaryAnn Worobiec. For a full analysis of the latest vintage and top wine and top value charts, read “Demand and Supply.” WineSpectator.com members can find full reviews, with full tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
AKARUA
Pinot Noir Central Otago Rua 2019 92 $24
ARA
Chardonnay Marlborough Single Estate 2019 88 $16
Pinot Noir Marlborough Single Estate 2019 88 $18
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Single Estate 2020 88 $16
ARONA
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 89 $13
ASTROLABE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 91 $22
BABICH
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 89 $17
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Black Label 2019 88 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Headwaters Vineyard Single Vineyard 2019 90 $18
BLALOCK + MOORE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 88 $15
BRANCOTT
Pinot Grigio Marlborough 2018 84 $13
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2018 87 $13
BURN COTTAGE
Pinot Noir Central Otago Bannockburn Sauvage Vineyard 2018 95 $65
Pinot Noir Central Otago Burn Cottage Vineyard 2018 95 $65
Pinot Noir Central Otago Moonlight Race 2018 93 $45
CHASING HARVEST
Pinot Noir Central Otago 2018 89 $35
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 83 $20
CHASING VENUS
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 86 $18
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 90 $18
CLIFFORD BAY
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 88 $13
CLOUDY BAY
Pinot Noir Central Otago Te Wāhi 2017 93 $75
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 93 $32
CRAGGY RANGE
Pinot Noir Martinborough 2018 89 $27
Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough Te Muna 2020 92 $22
Sophia Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay 2016 92 $75
Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Hawkes Bay 2018 92 $22
KIM CRAWFORD
Rosé New Zealand Illuminate 2020 87 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Illuminate 2020 88 $15
DASHWOOD
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2019 89 $18
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 89 $15
DECIBEL
Pinot Noir Martinborough 2018 91 $42
DOG POINT
Chardonnay Marlborough 2018 93 $42
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2018 89 $43
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Section 94 2018 94 $38
DUCK HUNTER
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2019 89 $30
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 90 $20
ESCARPMENT
Pinot Noir Martinborough 2019 94 $45
Pinot Noir New Zealand Noir 2019 87 $40
FELTON ROAD
Pinot Noir Central Otago Bannockburn 2019 94 $54
Pinot Noir Central Otago Block 3 2019 93 $84
Pinot Noir Central Otago Block 5 2019 94 $84
Pinot Noir Central Otago Calvert 2019 92 $63
Pinot Noir Central Otago Cornish Point 2019 94 $63
FIRE ROAD
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 88 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 88 $15
FRENZY
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 89 $14
GIESEN
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 90 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 0 Percent Dealcoholized NV 82 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Pure Light 2020 85 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Pure Light 2019 87 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough The Brothers 2019 91 $20
GOLDSCHMIDT
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Boulder Bank Fitzroy Vineyard 2019 87 $17
GREYWACKE
Chardonnay Marlborough 2016 90 $39
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 90 $23
THE INFAMOUS GOOSE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 85 $15
INNOCENT BYSTANDER
Pinot Noir Central Otago 2019 90 $25
Pinot Noir Central Otago 2018 91 $25
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 90 $15
INVIVO
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough X, Sarah Jessica Parker 2020 90 $20
ISABEL
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 90 $20
JACKSON
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Shelter Bay Estate Stich 2019 89 $17
KIAORA
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Signature Series 2020 88 $20
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Ti Point 2020 84 $7
KOHA
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 87 $13
KONO
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 90 $14
KUMEU RIVER
Chardonnay Kumeu Coddington 2019 89 $49
Chardonnay Kumeu Estate 2019 92 $34
Chardonnay Kumeu Hunting Hill 2019 93 $59
Chardonnay Kumeu Maté's Vineyard 2019 93 $69
Chardonnay Kumeu Rays Road 2019 91 $39
LOBSTER REEF
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 87 $13
THE LOOP
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 87 $14
LOVEBLOCK
Pinot Gris Marlborough 2019 89 $34
Pinot Noir Central Otago 2019 89 $36
MAKARA
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Boo Boo Fault 2019 84 $14
MATAHIWI
Pinot Gris Wairarapa 2020 89 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Wairarapa 2020 87 $13
ANT MOORE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Estate Series 2020 92 $17
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Signature Series 2020 92 $17
MOUNT FISHTAIL
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Sur Lie 2020 88 $15
MT. BEAUTIFUL
Sauvignon Blanc North Canterbury 2020 89 $19
MUD HOUSE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $15
MUSSEL BAY
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 83 $18
NAUTILUS
Brut Marlborough Cuvée NV 89 $49
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 92 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough The Paper Nautilus 2019 93 $49
THE NED
Pinot Gris Marlborough 2020 86 $14
GREG NORMAN ESTATES
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 90 $15
OYSTER BAY
Chardonnay Marlborough 2019 84 $15
Merlot Hawkes Bay 2019 85 $15
Pinot Gris Hawkes Bay 2020 84 $15
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2019 84 $19
Rosé Marlborough 2020 89 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 88 $15
PALLISER
Pinot Gris Martinborough 2019 87 $20
Pinot Noir Martinborough 2019 89 $30
Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 2019 89 $20
PENCARROW
Pinot Noir Martinborough 2019 90 $25
PYRAMID VALLEY
Chardonnay North Canterbury 2018 92 $50
Orange North Canterbury 2019 87 $40
Pinot Noir Central Otago 2018 92 $50
RANGA.RANGA.
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 88 $14
RAPAURA SPRINGS
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Classic 2020 91 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Reserve 2020 92 $18
REEF RIDGE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 87 $13
SAINT CLAIR
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 90 $25
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Dillons Point 2020 92 $25
ALLAN SCOTT
Brut Marlborough Cecilia NV 89 $35
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2019 89 $19
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 92 $17
Sauvignon Blanc Nelson Organic 2020 90 $17
SEASIDE CELLARS
Pinot Noir Nelson 2020 86 $18
Pinot Noir New Zealand 2019 84 $16
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 84 $15
SEASTONE
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 85 $14
SINEANN
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 87 $20
SMITH & SHETH
Pinot Noir Central Otago Cru Kawarau 2018 93 $50
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Cru Wairau 2019 89 $25
SPY VALLEY
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2017 89 $30
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 90 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 90 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Satellite 2020 88 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Satellite 2019 87 $15
STONELEIGH
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 86 $20
SUNDAY MOUNTAIN
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 87 $15
JULES TAYLOR
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2019 92 $24
TE AWANGA
Sauvignon Blanc Hawke's Bay Wildsong Wildflower Vineyard 2019 88 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Wildsong Wildflower Vineyard 2019 88 $15
TE HENGA
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2019 89 $12
TE PA
Pinot Gris Marlborough 2019 87 $18
TEN SISTERS
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Single Vineyard 2020 90 $18
THREE BROOMS
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Single Vineyard 2020 90 $18
TORA BAY
Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough Single Vineyard 2020 86 $15
TUSSOCK JUMPER
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 87 $14
TWO PADDOCKS
Pinot Noir Central Otago 2018 90 $56
Pinot Noir Central Otago The First Paddock Proprietor's Reserve 2018 92 $80
Pinot Noir Central Otago The Fusilier Proprietor's Reserve 2018 94 $80
Riesling Central Otago 2018 89 $40
URLAR
Sauvignon Blanc Wairarapa 2019 89 $20
VALLI
Pinot Noir Central Otago Bannockburn Vineyard 2018 93 $59
Pinot Noir Central Otago Bendigo Vineyard 2018 89 $59
Pinot Noir Central Otago Gibbston Vineyard 2018 92 $59
Pinot Noir New Zealand North Otago Waitaki Vineyard 2018 93 $59
VAVASOUR
Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2020 88 $17
WAIPAPA BAY
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 89 $15
WAIPARA SPRINGS
Pinot Gris New Zealand 2020 87 $17
Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 2020 90 $17
WAIRAU RIVER
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 90 $20
WHITE CLIFF
Pinot Noir Marlborough Winemaker's Selection 2019 90 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Winemaker's Selection 2020 86 $16
WHITEHAVEN
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 89 $20
YEALANDS
Pinot Gris Marlborough 2020 88 $15
Pinot Noir Awatere Valley Single Vineyard 2019 89 $31
Pinot Noir Marlborough 2019 86 $19
Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley Estate Single Vineyard 2020 89 $24
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 89 $15
Tasting Reports Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand

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