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New Zealand

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Everyone knows about Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, but there's so much more to New Zealand wine than that. There's Cabernet and Merlot from Hawke's Bay, Pinot Noir from Central Otago, and more. And you can't beat that scenery... 

Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$18.99

Whitehaven's 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is more restrained than I remember previous vintages being, with the focus on a core of generous grapefruit aromas and flavors. Sure, there are hints of green herbs and passion fruit, but they're contained, composed, and...

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Riverlore 2020 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$19.45

Pale straw in colour, the wine has a bouquet of ripe gooseberries supported by herbal aromas and tropical fruit. The palate is richly textured, vibrant and tightly knit reflecting the quality of estate grown grapes. Pairs well with most fish dishes...

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Mud House 2017 Central Otago Pinot Noir 750ml

$32.09

Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir has vibrant berry coulis and raspberry tart notes with a hint of cinnamon toast. Soft, juicy and uncomplicated on the palate, it offers appealing vibrancy for everyday drinking. -- Lisa...

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Cirro 2018 Pinot Gris 750ml

$23.39

This week we're excited to bring you an utterly crisp and refreshing Marlborough Pinot Gris. Winemakers David Tyney and Richard Green use their best cool climate techniques to create this delicious summer sipper. Grapes were harvested in April 2016 and...

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Craggy Range 2013 Te Kahu 750ml

$40.78

(13% alcohol; this is a second wine to Sophia; Te Kahu means "the cloak," which is a reference to the local fog): Bright ruby-red. Black plum, licorice, graphite and a minty nuance on the nose. Surprisingly fine-grained in the mouth, displaying moderate...

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Dog Point 2018 'Section 94' Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$65.13

Whole-bunch pressed and wild fermented in oak, the 2015 Section 94 is still in a bit of youthful funk. Hints of green onion and sweat appear on the nose, but the flavors are settling into a comfortable range of stone fruit, melon and pink grapefruit...

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Kono 2016 South Island Pinot Noir 750ml

$29.47

A deep ruby coloured in the glass, this wine displays lifted aromatic layers of cherry, plum and bright floral notes with subtle hints of wild herbs. The palate has layered flavours of ripe red and dark fruit, spice and integrated French oak underpinned...

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Matua 2020 Pinot Grigio 750ml

$15.99

An inviting pinot grigio from an award-winning winery. Pale straw, with aromas and flavours of baked pear, white peach, citrus and white flower. It's light-bodied and crisp with a refreshingly clean finish. Try with rotisserie chicken alongside...

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Kumeu 2020 Village Chardonnay 750ml

$32.95

The 2020 Chardonnay Kumeu Village is the “entry” to New Zealand's most famous Chardonnay producer's range. It is clean and precise and focuses on pure fruit, offering flavors of nectarine, red grapefruit and white flowers. While some of the...

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Matua 2018 Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$17.99

At Matua we like to explore off the beaten track now and again to try something a little different. That's exactly what we did in crafting Sauvignon Blanc in Hawke's Bay - and it tastes great. We've filled this Sauvy to the brim with classic regional...

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Dog Point 2018 Chardonnay 750ml

$65.13

Rich and toasty upfront, with hazelnut, nutmeg and cardamom details that mingle with peach, poached pear and green apple flavors and a hint of gunpowder tea on a supple and juicy frame. Drink now through 2030. Score: 93 points -- MW, Wine...

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Cirro 2018 Pinot Noir Rose 750ml

$15.56

We know that Kiwis do pinot noir very well. Yet it's still surprising to see a rosé of pinot noir on this market. Hopefully we'll see more like this snappy Cirro from Marlborough. Bright cherry, strawberry, rhubarb fruit is threaded with ample...

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Felton Road 2019 Cornish Point Pinot Noir 750ml

$121.65

The cedar-accented 2019 Cornish Point Pinot Noir matured 13 months in 30% new French oak, and while there is a woody thumbprint on the nose, the raspberry, black cherry and cola notes bleed through, making an even larger impression. Medium to...

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Rippon 2017 Mature Vine Pinot Noir 750ml

$86.86

One of the few New Zealand Pinots that benefit from decanting in their youth, Rippon's 2016 Mature Vine Pinot Noir packs in raspberries, hints of Asian five spice powder and delicate herbal notes behind a wall of crushed stone and firm but ripe tannins...

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Pegasus Bay 2017 Pinot Noir 750ml

$62.52

The 2017 Pinot Noir shows admirable depth, intensity and length. It starts with an open bouquet of mixed berries and cherries, with hints of dried spices and tea leaves, then moves into a medium to full-bodied palate that's concentrated and rich without...

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Dog Point 2017/18 Pinot Noir 750ml

$79.91

Not the flashiest or most flamboyant vintage for this wine, the medium-bodied 2017 Pinot Noir is taut and tight, with subtle notions of green rose hips entwined with white strawberries and tart raspberries. Endowed with silky tannins and ample...

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