Dog Point Vineyards is situated at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka Valleys in Marlborough. Considered amongst the very finest Sauvignon Blanc produced in New Zealand. However, not to be confused with the winery’s standard bottle, as Dog Point’s Section 94 is a special designation produced from fruit sourced from single parcel of Sauvignon Blanc planted in 1992 on small hilltop knoll of limestone. Noted for its characteristic chalky-minerality, the low yield fruit is hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented and aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottled without fining.
“Fragrant, intense and succulent, with distinctive honeysuckle, chamomile, spicy marmalade and ripe peach flavors on a fleshy frame, showing a touch of lanolin. Notes of mango, mineral and candied ginger emerge on the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases made, 100 cases imported” 94 points, Wine Spectator (December 2020).—M.W