When you mention Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the first few things that come to mind are: cat’s pee, grapefruit, cut grass and green apples. This wine had it all, plus a cutting acidity that balanced the fruit nicely. In the mouth, very smooth and inviting, making me pucker up for more after its long finish subsided. It went perfectly with the salad course, and I imagine it to be a stunner on a hot summer’s eve. This region in New Zealand has been excelling in the varietal, making delicious and lush wines. I would imagine it to be an 89 point wine and for about $15, worthy of 4 stars.