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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...

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RichD 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).

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RichD 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.


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RichD 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...


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RichD wrote in news:48ab3938-4d95-430f-b68d-
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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...

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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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