Happy Wednesday to you!

I am gearing up and getting ready for my next wine adventure down to Lodi, California for the Wine Bloggers Conference…very excited to explore Amador AVA and Lodi AVA.

On the review block today, I have for you a finessed Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.


Greywacke is Kevin Judd’s private label, having developed international acclaim as the winemaker for Cloudy Bay wines.  Judd named his label, Greywacke (grey-wacky) after the rounded sandstone rock that inhabits the majority of New Zealand and is very much prevalent in the vineyards where the grapes are sourced.

My Mom brought this wine over to share this past Monday to celebrate B.C. Day.  I am so happy she did!  In the glass, it is a pale lemon-hay hue.  On the nose, there are gorgeous aromatic notes of peach, lime zest, grapefruit along with a nice jasmine floral note.  On the palate, this wine really shines.  It is balanced and elegant.  This is NOT one of those New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wines that will rip the enamel from your teeth.  Here, the flavour profile mirrors the aromas along with mango and kiwi fruit the round out the finish.

Truly a delicious wine and something to splurge on for a dinner party or a great hostess gift.  Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc retails for $29.99 in the B.C.L.D.B. and is worth every penny.  It has fantastic acidity but it doesn’t dominate the profile of the wine – it is balanced and elegant.  I am a huge fan.

I love it when I get to try a new wine that I truly enjoy! Thanks, Mom!