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%


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.


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



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!


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.

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