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Wines from New Zealand continue to grow in popularity. Whether it’s Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir, the unique expression of the islands’ terroir is something that pleases a lot of wine lovers. Here are a few more to add to your list:

Crowed House Sauv Blanc 2015 Ft UK

Crowded House 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Marlborugh, NZ

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

Fragrances of grapefruits, lemons, melons, and wild grass rise up from a glass. The palate exhibits flavors of passion fruit, grapefruit, and papaya that flow into expressions of minerals and grass. Crisp and bright, will hit the spot for fans of Marlborugh Sauv Blanc looking for a good bargain .

Rating: 88

Catalina Sounds Sauv Blanc 2014 USA Regal Wine path

Catalina Sounds 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Marlborugh, NZ

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

Lovely aromas of peaches, citrus fruits, and gooseberries play among hints of wild grass and herbs on the nose. The palate comes alive with bright flavors of passion fruit, peach, and grapefruit nestled with traces of wet stone and fresh herbs. Baked white fish, like halibut or tilapia would make for a joyous companion.

Rating: 89

Catalina Pinot Noir 2014 USA Regal Wines path

Catalina Sounds 2015 Pinot Noir

Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Marlborugh, NZ

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

Brilliantly ripe strawberries and cherries are coupled with expressions of cola, clove, and herbs on the nose.  A nice core of bright red berry fruit takes shape on the palate with some herbal and earthy notes playing in the background.  Lively, offering a food friendly acidity, it’s a wine that needs something like grilled pork tenderloin to be fully apprenticed.

Rating: 89

Nanny Goat Pinot Noir 2015 Ft

Nanny Goat Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir

Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Central Otago, NZ

Price: 20-25

Tasting Notes:

A mix of cherry, cranberry, strawberry, and spice rises up from a swirled glass. Plenty of red fruit envelops the palate, alongside inclinations of smoke, clove, and earth. Fruit-driven with a friendly acidity, one could envision pairing this with grilled salmon.

Rating: 89