Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc 2021

2021 Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc - 93 points Wine Spectator

For the fourth vintage in a row, Allan Scott's brilliant Sauvignon Blanc has scored 90+ points with Wine Spectator. In fact, the 2021 version of this wine tied with a very famous Marlborough Sauvignon as Wine Spectator's top-rated of the vintage -- none other than Cloudy Bay! The only difference is that this one sells for half the price. It is also one of just five Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs to garner 93 points and sell for less than $20 in the history of Wine Spectator.

This has been a staff and customer favorite ever since we opened our doors nearly 12 years ago. It's always good, but I can assure you this is the best wine this iconic and pioneering estate has ever produced. I can also guarantee you it will be one of our best Southern Hemisphere white wine deals of the year.

Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

93 points Wine Spectator -- Their highest-rated New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc of the 2021 vintage! 

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It should come as no surprise that Allan Scott has produced one of New Zealand’s top Sauvignon Blancs of the vintage. He is an icon and has worked every harvest since 1973. He’s credited with planting some of Marlborough’s most famous vineyards, including the very first. And his intuition to plant his vineyards along the northern edge of the Wairau Valley has paid off. It is this area that is now home to New Zealand’s top Sauvignon Blanc vineyards.

A true family owned and operated winery, Allan and his wife Catherine established their estate in 1990 as one of the first independent wineries of Marlborough. Today, it remains family owned and operated. The Scotts remain involved in all levels of production; their son Josh is the winemaker; and their daughters Sara and Victoria are the viticulturist and marketing manager, respectively. Their vineyard practices are super clean, basically organic, and in 2006, the Scott Family Winery joined the Sustainable Winegrowers program and continues to follow its practices closely.

All of this hard work combined with the family’s excellent vineyards and Marlborough’s unique combination of cool nights, sunny days and rocky soils has added up to greatness in their 2021 Sauvignon Blanc. A modern classic, Wine Spectator did a great job of describing it and I have nothing to add. “Strikes a terrific balance between mouthwatering acidity, fresh herbal notes of lemon verbena and thyme, and core flavors of Key lime, Meyer lemon, pineapple and tangerine. Gains momentum on the finish, where the flavors sing in harmony and complexity.”

So there you go -- one of Wine Spectator's highest-rated Kiwi Sauvignon Blancs of the vintage, but certainly not one of the most expensive. With temps on the serious rise around here, this is going to make you happy and keep you cool. 

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville