NB - I am not a professional wine taster. That being said, I have tried many highly rated New Zealand sauvignon blancs and while good, they just do not measure up to this wine. Mondavi's Reserve is quantum leap's better than their own Napa version sold in bordeaux-shaped bottles verifying the old adage that you get what you pay for. This Reserve fume blanc is very refreshing yet full and smooth in the mouth and is just a delight to drink. My wife and I are lovers of the German Spatlesen, and this our go-to wine when we want something as satisfying as the Germans but without the sweetness. You will not be disappointed with this wine. Five stars from me. This is my wife's new favorite.