93pts Wilfred Wong
For more than a decade, Craggy Ridge has been that has scored high on my list of favorite New Zealand wine producers. The 2019 Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc is one of their best wines to date. This wine is focused, bright and pleasing. Its pert aromas and flavors of dried citrus peel, whispers of grapefruit skin, and a touch of nectarine should pair its famously with lightly-grilled peaches, Teleme cheese, and a mix of garden lettuces. (Tasted: August 27, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
92pts James Suckling
A very fresh, lithe and juicy feel to this sauvignon with bright, juicy green passion fruit and green mangoes taking center stage, amid fresh, stony resolve. Drink now. Screw cap.
90pts Wine & Spirits
Complete and complex, this sauvignon has layers of earthy citrus flavor, from spicy grapefruit zest to tangy orange pulp. The fruit texture is succulent while the acidity offers a bitter edge to keep it firm and structured. Pour it with citrusy fluke crudo. Best Buy
90pts Wine Spectator
There’s a sense of intensity and polish to the vivid flavors of pear, peach and lemon meringue, set on a supple body, with juicy acidity that gushes on the finish, accompanied by details of matcha and dried ginger. Drink now.
From the lower terrace of our Te Muna Road Vineyard in Martinborough, this wine is sourced exclusively from several parcels of vines growing on stony, limestone influenced soils.
Pale lemon straw. Vibrant aromas of nectarine, green apple, honeysuckle and a hint of nettle. Lovely precision on the palate with a core of zesty fruit and a long satisfyingly dry textural finish.