Decanter has published a story dedicated to highlighting the best expressions of Sauvignon Blanc from around the world, including Dog Point Vineyard Section 94, 2014. The piece features top producers of the variety – from the crisp, minerally styles found in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume to the vibrant, tropical style prominent in Marlborough, New Zealand. Make no mistake, while there are countless “approachable” Sauvignon Blancs on the market – Decanter’s recommendations are targeting “any serious Sauvignon fan.” Of the Dog Point Section 94, the writer notes “this intense, powerful wine shows ripe mango and tropical fruit flavour aromatics, backed by saline minerality. Oak adds a playful character and a harmonious finish.” Read more HERE
Dog Point Vineyard
Section 94 is widely regarded as the most distinctive and greatest Sauvignon Blanc being made in New Zealand today. James Healy and Ivan Sutherland were among the first to begin fermenting their Sauvignon in barrel with wild yeasts, a technique that along with the old vines they use, leads to a full-bodied wine that is less fruit-forward, more exotic, and has immense textural complexity.
Marlborough, New Zealand
Almost since its inception, Dog Point has been recognized as among the very top (arguably the very top) wine producers in New Zealand. Their two very different Sauvignon Blancs, their Pinot Noir, and their Chardonnay are all wines of astounding quality and complexity not just in the context of New Zealand wines, but globally.