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Wines of the week: Nobilo 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Regional Collection -$13 Nobilo Icon 2015 Sauvignon Blanc - $22 Pure New Zealand
MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND--NOBILO PURE NEW ZEALAND wines of Marlborough make you forget everything you formerly knew about New Zealand wines. The wines were first put on the international wine map in the 1980s as a fruit forward mouthful of bright, zesty citrus fruit and pronounced minerals that offered a pure expression of New Zealand's clean green land. Some wine aficionados, however, were turned off by the preponderance of "green" flavors and aromas of prairie grass and chalk. Enter Nobilo's master winemaker Dave Edmonds and the winery's subregion collection of vineyards that offer an amazing variety of microclimates and terroir, from windswept plains to rolling, sun-basked hillsides that offer a full repertoire of luscious, flavorful grapes that produce beautifully finished wines.