2007 Starborough Sauvignon Blanc

Over the weekend I tried a 2007 Starborough Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand.  It has an attractive green label with a starfish on it (Starborough = starfish, I guess).  I forgot to jot down the price, but I think it ran me in the lower teens.

This is by far the sweetest SB I've had this year, almost closer to a Chardonnay.  It also tasted very fruity--don't ask my which fruit, but that was my first impression when I tasted it.

I don't tend to like sweet wines or drinks in general, and it probably won't appeal to the purists who like their SB as dry as a martini that's had the vermouth bottle just in the general vicinity, but this was a nice change from some of the extra-tart ones I've drunk recently.