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My name is Catherine Courtney and I am a Nashville Native with a penchant for culinary creativity and epic travel adventures.  I'll admit... I also have a slight obsession with handbags. 

The Pass

The Pass 

 

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2017

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%

Price: $8.99

Tasting Notes: 

Has the "nose" of a wine ever made your mouth water? Shortly after smelling the aromas of The Pass, I immediately fell in love. If you have been following TJ Tuesday for any amount of time, you know I have had some hits and misses. Closing my eyes and smelling the wine brought back memories of running through the grass barefooted, catching lightning bugs (which PS- I still do- I just don't put them in a jar) and staying up WAY too late having heart to heart talks with some of my favorite girls. Isn't it amazing how smells can evoke so many memories? 

Once I took my first sip, I noticed tropical fruit and citrus notes with almost a fresh cut grass finish. New Zealand is known for their Sauvignon Blancs and this one did not disappoint. I've noted some other tastings observations below. 

  • Pale Yellow/Golden Color
  • Light Body
  • Medium - High Acidity ( Definitely on the higher side)
  • Fresh/Crisp
  • Notes of lime, tropical fruit (specifically pineapple) 
  • Grassy finish

Verdict: Head to Trader Joe's and grab a few bottles before it sells out. The Pass is one you don't want to pass up! 

Until Next Time! 

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