Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand 2009)

Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Here’s another one I bought for the label. Well, for the monkey on the label. In November, I was able to visit the San Diego Zoo during a business trip, and I was quite taken with the little squirrel monkeys and their antics. So, to relive a little bit of that monkey business, I bought this bottle. HEB has it for $9, but you can get it for $8 at Specs.

And you know what? I loved this wine. Loved it so much, I went back and bought a second bottle later in the week. It was that good. The butter yellow wine smelled of cream and tropical fruit. And it tasted super fruity, too, with a subtle hint of of a really fine pipe tobacco. Lush and smooth and well-balanced. Delicious. Get some!

I think I’m a new, huge fan of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. Can you offer a recommendation for the BWC? ($10 or under is preferred. ‘Cause, you know. We’re Baptist.)

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2 Responses to Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand 2009)

  1. Patty says:

    I subscribe to Snooth and they recommended checking out your site because “the girl is snarky, charming and downright brilliant” – I concur! I am glad that I stopped to read your blog – it’s smart, funny (very funny) and easy to read and since I am a self proclaimed novice wine connoisseur (wannabe), your wine guide/suggestion will be seriously taken into consideration.

    I love New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs as well and fell in love with Kono ($9.99) 2009 last summer. Unfortunately, the 2009 is gone so try the 2010 – light and fruit forward while still maintaining the true Marlborough characteristics. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

  2. Knighton says:

    Hi Patty and Welcome!

    I am a total novice, but I just love wine and am so happy to share with you. I’ll see if I can grab a bottle of the Kono and review it here. Thanks for the suggestion!

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