Wine Review: 2016 Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc

Basic Information:

Name – 2016 Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc

Region – New Zealand – Marlborough

Varietal – Sauvignon Blanc

Pricing – $12.99

Acidity – High

Alcohol –  13%

Appearance

The bottle is greenish yellow with a unique label where Fire Road is split by a rip down the middle horizontally. Wine is straw in color with greenish hues.

Aroma/Nose

Melon and citrus hit the nose right away. Some white flowers also come to mind along with mineral.

 

Taste/Palate

It is a dry, medium bodied Sauvignon Blanc with a little bit of texture. Melon, citrus and grapefruit all hit the palate immediately as this is a fruit forward wine. Some stone notes follow right before the finish. The finish is medium in length has a real mineral component to it.

Overall Experience

The Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc experience is a good one taking on the normal Marlborough, NZ Sauvignon Blanc characteristics we all have grown to love. I did not find anything particularly unique here, but the experience is enjoyable and for the right price I would buy it again!

Pairings

Food – Seafood

Cigar – E.P. Carrillo Especial or The Wiseman Maduro or Macanudo Inspirado White

Wine Publication Ratings

Wine Enthusiast – 2013 Vintage – 90pts.

Winemakers Tasting Notes

A lifted nose showing refreshing snow pea and herbal notes, melon and fresh guava. Light-bodied and refreshing with typical Marlborough flavors of passionfruit, gooseberry and grapefruit. A pleasing herbaceous thread leads to a long lingering finish.

About Fire Road – http://www.winesellersltd.com/wine-brand/Fire%20Road.html