Basic Information

Name – 2015 Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc

Region – New Zealand

Sub Region – Marlborough

Vintage – 2015

Varietal Components – Sauvignon Blanc

Pricing – $10.99

Appearance

Bottle – The bottle is green with a multi colored bright mosaic-like label. You can’t miss it.

Wine – The wine is a light straw in color with a real greenish tint rim variation. (Stephanie cracked up because she thought the green was reflecting off my shirt, so I took off my shirt for this tasting. She wanted a picture, but my dad bod isn’t exactly in the best shape right now so I turned down the photo op. You’re welcome.)

Aroma/Nose

Begins with heavy citrus and some slight tropical notes. Some light stone.

Texture/Body

This wine has a fresh, light and crisp texture. It has a high acidity, which really brings out the notes on the palate.

Tasting/Palate

This is incredibly full of citrus type flavors. Lemon and lime kick this thing off and really hit the palate like a sour patch kid and make you wince. There is a stone like taste as well.

Finish

The finish is short, tart and mineral.

Overall

The citrus crushes the palate with this Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc. Stephanie absolutely loved it and I was indifferent just because I had a hard time getting past the overpowering lemon/lime flavors. It is definitely a hot day type of wine.  Reminded me of a Leinenkugel Summer Shandy minus the bubbles.

Suggested Pairing

Food – Goat Cheese and Feta

Cigar – Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged Maduro or Vegafina Nicaragua

Wine Ratings and Awards

Cellar Tracker – 87pts.

Wine Spectator – 2015 Vintage – 88pts.

Winemakers Tasting Notes

Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc showcases the best of New Zealand’s renowned Marlborough region. Aromas of grapefruit, lychee and lime zest lead to flavors of mandarin orange and green apple, followed by delicate notes of mineral and white tea.

About Prophecy Wine – http://www.prophecywines.com