Field of Stones Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Wine Orbit
93pts Points – 2020 NZ

Wine Spectator
90 Points – 2019 US

Wine Orbit
5 Stars – 2020 NZ

Wine Orbit
Gold Medal – 2020 NZ

“From one of New Zealand’s finest producers, this is about as good as Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc gets.”

That’s a rave review (from top wine writer Huon Hooke) for John Forrest’s regular Sauvignon Blanc. This even rarer release is also turning heads, boasting a 90-point score from Wine Spectator and a gold-medal, 5-star review from leading critic Sam Kim: “It is punchy and splendidly fragrant on the nose showing passionfruit, feijoa, lemon peel and Gala apple characters, followed by an intensely expressed palate that is juicy and lively. The palate delivers excellent fruit purity, brilliantly supported by refreshing acidity, finishing persistent and delectable.”

In other words: yum. Now, it’s your turn for a taste ...

Field of Stones is a special cuvée that John crafts from a prized, single-acre vineyard that’s home to the oldest vines and stoniest soils on his estate. It’s considered one of the best vineyards in all of Marlborough, as this particularly stony patch of land along the Wairau River lends a distinct mineral edge to the wine that’s reminiscent of fine Sancerre (the most famous Sauvignon Blanc in France’s Loire Valley).

“It is punchy and splendidly fragrant on the nose showing passionfruit, feijoa, lemon peel and Gala apple characters, followed by an intensely expressed palate that is juicy and lively. The palate delivers excellent fruit purity, brilliantly supported by refreshing acidity, finishing persistent and delectable.”

Country

New Zealand

Varietal

Sauvignon Blanc

Region

Marlborough

Alcohol

12.5

Volume

750mL

Vintage

2018