JTW 2015 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

The wine is light straw-yellow in the glass. Pronounced earthy jalapeno and asparagus tones presage aromas of grapefruit, apple, melon and white flowers. Vibrant acidity defines the palate, helping the fruit to jump to the forefront and leaving an earthy-stony undertone on the finish. This is a very good example of what I still think of as mainstream Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, with much more life and urgency than some of the large-brand labels at a similar price.