Starborough Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 2010, $10-$13. The Marlborough District on New Zealand’s South Island grows crisp, tart, complex Sauvignon Blancs like this one. In the mouth, it’s dry and tart, but not austere; on the nose it’s like a fine perfume of citrus, grass, sweet kiwi and herbs. It’s a happy wine that would pair well with Lake Michigan whitefish or walleye, or a plate of fried perch, or simply pour it solo as an aperitif. It was recently voted “Best White” at the NextGen Wine Competition, judged by wine pros between the ages of 21-35. It’s widely available, including at Merchant’s Fine Wine, Dearborn; Red Wagon, Troy; Woods Fine Wine, Grosse Pointe Woods; Holiday Market, Royal Oak.
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