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This weekend finds us at the beach.  The Outer Banks of North Carolina is where we are staying in an ocean front palace with three other families (the prize from a raffle  back in April).  It’s a bit chilly outside, but inside there’s food and wine, games and football and everyone is just chilling.  The beauty of the gathering is that we all brought some really nice wines and get to share them together.  This particular wine was opened as an aperitif.

Straw colored in the glass, it had a distinct Kiwi nose of Sauvignon Blanc.  On the initial attack it was somewhat sweet for the varietal, which made Moxie love it right off the bat.  She is easily pleased by whites that have residual sugar.  The textbook cat’s pee was missing but grapefruit was in full force as was the grass component.  I only had a few sips of her glass so I am not going to pass too much judgement except to say that it was easy to drink but lacked a certain acidity that I need for this type of wine.  88 points and for $17 I would say it’s a 3 star wine for me for this Kiwi wine from the South Island region of Marlborough.  Salut….