03 Feb The critics love this Sauvignon Blanc – 2020 Dog Point Marlborough
The critics rarely rave…en masse…about wines
that fall into our Pat The Wine Guy price range,
between $10-$30 retail.
When considering low-to-mid-range priced bottles,
consensus amongst wine critics rarely occurs.
Thus, when no less than five of the most highly-regarded
wine publications/wine experts praise
a selection that meets our PTWG criteria, i.e,
a quality wine that’s easy to find and
in our $10-$30 sweet spot,
it’s worth looking into.
It’s Wine Thursday!, our weekly review of a good wine
that sells at a good price and is widely available at either
brick-and-mortar retail or online.
We like this week’s spotlight wine.
So do the pros.
Produced in the Marlborough region of New Zealand,
Dog Point’s 2019 offering has gained widespread acclaim
throughout the wine community.
The wine-rating point system is a subjective measure to be sure.
But when Decanter, James Suckling, Robert Parker,
Vinous and Wine Spectator all award 92-93 points
for a particular wine as they did for Dog Point,
Dog Point grabs your attention as it
breaks the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc pattern.
It shows less acid and less tang
than most NZ SB’s.
It’s impressively smooth…almost creamy in its finish.
It’s a sophisticated and surprising…a well-rounded white
that challenges the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc norm.
We found the 2019 Dog Point at Total Wine for $19.99.
Fred Meyer has it for $23.99.
The price at Safeway and Albertsons is $24.99.
You can order it from Saratoga Wine Exchange for $16.94
Another online merchant, The Wine Buyer, has it at $16.99
The price at B-21 is $19.99
And it’s selling for the same price, $19.99, at K & L