We weren’t sure what to expect with this extremely pale Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. The first sniff revealed an abundance of tropical fruit, complemented by some light citrus notes. There wasn’t much in the way of nettle or green pepper aromas, though, which is what a lot of people look for in a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. But those who prefer the more fruit-forward style are likely to be pleased with this one. On the tongue, you get a bit of minerality (wet concrete?) that’s lacking in the nose, and the acidity is just about right. Though not the best sub-$10 NZ Sauvignon Blanc we’ve ever had, this is still a very good value.