Oyster Bay takes its name from the local Oyster Bay in Marlborough, on the tip of New Zealand's South Island. Oyster Bay's reputation has been built from vines grown in Marlborough's Wairau Valley. The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctly regional wines that are elegant and assertive with bright fruit flavors. It all starts in the vineyard. They treat each vineyard block and parcel of wine as individual. The fruit is crushed, gently pressed and the juice is cold settled. Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is zesty and aromatic with lots of lively, penetrating fruit characters. A concentration of tropical, gooseberry, lime and green leaf flavors with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is crisp, elegant and refreshing. Pair this with citrus-accented scallops or shrimp or with fresh goat cheeses.
Wine EnthusiastThis seems to be sitting under a blanket of sulfur that is somewhat masking the lemon-lime, grapefruit, pineapple, nettle and vegetal aromas. It's oily in texture on the palate, with more flavors of citrus and tropical fruit cut by sharp acidity. The finish feels a touch sour.
Wine SpectatorCrisp and light, this mouthwatering, balanced white offers green apple, grapefruit and lemon notes, with a hint of freshly grated ginger on the finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made, 10,000 cases imported.