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  1. #1
    RichD Guest

    Default question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    Anybody know thse brands?

    The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    it might be a steal...

    --
    Rich

  2. #2
    Victor Sack Guest

    Default Re: question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    RichD <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    > Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    > Anybody know thse brands?
    >
    > The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    > which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    > I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    > it might be a steal...


    I've tasted a couple of vintages of Kono and found it adequate. It has
    some of what makes NZ Sauv. Bl. so attractive: there is a somewhat
    understated grassy, citrusy, gooseberry-ish acidity, but no real
    pungency of the best Marlborough Sauvignon Bl. Certainly it is no
    Cloudy Bay at its historic best, but it perhaps can be compared to
    Nobilo, which, though mass-produced, is a good basic NZ Sav. Bl. (and
    which used to be attractively priced in the US a few years ago, as I
    remember).

    Victor

  3. #3
    Doug Anderson Guest

    Default Re: question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    RichD <[email protected]> writes:

    > I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    > Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    > Anybody know thse brands?
    >
    > The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    > which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    > I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    > it might be a steal...


    I haven't had Picton Bay. I've had Kono, and think it is fine for
    $8. Not a steal.

    Nobilo has also (maybe last year sometime) been available at TJs for
    $8, and I like it more than the Kono.



  4. #4
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    On Tue, 12 May 2009 23:58:37 +0200, [email protected] (Victor Sack)
    wrote:

    >RichD <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    >> Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    >> Anybody know thse brands?
    >>
    >> The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    >> which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    >> I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    >> it might be a steal...

    >
    >I've tasted a couple of vintages of Kono and found it adequate. It has
    >some of what makes NZ Sauv. Bl. so attractive: there is a somewhat
    >understated grassy, citrusy, gooseberry-ish acidity, but no real
    >pungency of the best Marlborough Sauvignon Bl. Certainly it is no
    >Cloudy Bay at its historic best, but it perhaps can be compared to
    >Nobilo, which, though mass-produced, is a good basic NZ Sav. Bl. (and
    >which used to be attractively priced in the US a few years ago, as I
    >remember).
    >
    >Victor


    The Austrailian Marlow is very nice as well, the Pepper wine from
    Spain is a nice change as well.

  5. #5
    Miche Guest

    Default Re: question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    RichD <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    > Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    > Anybody know thse brands?
    >
    > The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    > which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    > I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    > it might be a steal...


    We don't send the crap stuff out of the country.

    Miche

    --
    Electricians do it in three phases

  6. #6
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    On Wed, 13 May 2009 13:00:53 +1200, Miche <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article
    ><[email protected]>,
    > RichD <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    >> Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    >> Anybody know thse brands?
    >>
    >> The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    >> which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    >> I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    >> it might be a steal...

    >
    >We don't send the crap stuff out of the country.
    >
    >Miche



    I especially like the aussie merlow

  7. #7
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    Miche <[email protected]> wrote in news:micheinnz-
    [email protected]:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > RichD <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    >> Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    >> Anybody know thse brands?
    >>
    >> The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    >> which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    >> I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    >> it might be a steal...

    >
    > We don't send the crap stuff out of the country.
    >
    > Miche
    >



    LOL!! Like Aussie wine, they send the good stuff o/s and leave the bulk of
    the crap for us :-/



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  8. #8
    bob Guest

    Default Re: question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    On Tue, 12 May 2009 20:15:29 -0500, [email protected] shouted from the
    highest rooftop:

    >On Wed, 13 May 2009 13:00:53 +1200, Miche <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>In article
    >><[email protected]>,
    >> RichD <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    >>> Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    >>> Anybody know thse brands?
    >>>
    >>> The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    >>> which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    >>> I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    >>> it might be a steal...

    >>
    >>We don't send the crap stuff out of the country.
    >>
    >>Miche

    >
    >
    >I especially like the aussie merlow


    Marlow *and* merlow! What an eclectic taste in wines ...

    Ever try caberneigh-murlow?

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  9. #9
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    RichD <[email protected]> wrote in news:48ab3938-4d95-430f-b68d-
    [email protected]:

    > I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    > Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    > Anybody know thse brands?



    http://www.wineaccess.com/store/clin...newsletter_id=
    167601



    >
    > The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    > which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    > I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    > it might be a steal...
    >
    > --
    > Rich
    >



    Funny you should ask......... I just got an email from my wine club trying
    to flog bloody NZ Sav Blanc!!

    http://www.winesociety.com.au/produc...asp?code=20053


    KONO wine is owned by the Wakatu Corporation.........

    http://www.wakatu.org/main/home/

    http://www.wakatu.org/kono/


    You might want to give the Picton Bay a miss though.........

    http://www.winewithoutwank.com.au/review/848.php



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  10. #10
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    On Wed, 13 May 2009 14:09:22 +1200, bob <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Tue, 12 May 2009 20:15:29 -0500, [email protected] shouted from the
    >highest rooftop:
    >
    >>On Wed, 13 May 2009 13:00:53 +1200, Miche <[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>>In article
    >>><[email protected]>,
    >>> RichD <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    >>>> Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    >>>> Anybody know thse brands?
    >>>>
    >>>> The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    >>>> which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    >>>> I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    >>>> it might be a steal...
    >>>
    >>>We don't send the crap stuff out of the country.
    >>>
    >>>Miche

    >>
    >>
    >>I especially like the aussie merlow

    >
    >Marlow *and* merlow! What an eclectic taste in wines ...
    >
    >Ever try caberneigh-murlow?




    Are you the wine police, so I spelled it wrong.
    As for your question, yes I've had a Cabernet Merlot.
    2006 was a decent year.

  11. #11
    Matt S Guest

    Default Re: question re NZ Sauvignon Blanc

    On Wed, 13 May 2009 14:09:22 +1200, bob <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Tue, 12 May 2009 20:15:29 -0500, [email protected] shouted from the
    >highest rooftop:
    >
    >>On Wed, 13 May 2009 13:00:53 +1200, Miche <[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>>In article
    >>><[email protected]>,
    >>> RichD <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I saw some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at
    >>>> Trader Joe's, $8 for 750 ml: Kono, and Picton Bay.
    >>>> Anybody know thse brands?
    >>>>
    >>>> The reason I ask, NZ Sauvignon is fashionable,
    >>>> which means pricey. So when I see a bottle at $8,
    >>>> I'm skeptical... but TJ is famous for good deals, so
    >>>> it might be a steal...
    >>>
    >>>We don't send the crap stuff out of the country.
    >>>
    >>>Miche

    >>
    >>
    >>I especially like the aussie merlow

    >
    >Marlow *and* merlow! What an eclectic taste in wines ...
    >
    >Ever try caberneigh-murlow?


    ....or a Caberet Sovereign as I was once asked for...:>)

    hooroo....

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