Jo Burzynska, Viva NZ Herald, April 2014, Section 94 2012

2012 Section 94

Back for the second year in a row in the highest category of the Viva Top 50 is Dog Point's flagship barrel-matured Section 94. One of the country's greatest sauvignon blancs, its 2012 release is another powerhouse of a wine with mouth-filling mango and papaya fruit; notes of herb, smoke, flint, a subtle toasty edge and racy grapefruit acid.

Sauvignon Blanc

Cloudy Bay is a safe bet but Dog Point or Saint Clair Wairau Reserve will put a large smile on the face of anyone who loves New Zealand's signature grape variety.