Kono Sauvignon Blanc – Grassy, Fruity, Good • Reverse Wine Snob


A fresh and inviting wine available at many Trader Joe’s locations, the Kono Sauvignon Blanc.

Kono Sauvignon Blanc - Grassy, Fruity, Good

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and has 3.5 g/L of residual sugar.

Sample submitted for review. The wine has an SRP of $15-$20 but is available for as low as $12, including at many Trader Joe’s locations. It is imported by Total Beverage Solution.

From the bottle:

Distinctly Marlborough, this delightfully crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc is packed with juicy ripe fruit and a touch of natural acidity, leading to a pure and focused dry finish.

We are Maori, the first people of Aotearoa/New Zealand; with a love for the land and respect for the sea we have been kaitiaki or guardians for generations. Our Kono wine has been carefully prepared for you in the spirit of our traditions; a celebration of our harvest, our people, and our culture.

Produced & Bottled by Kono
13% Alcohol

The 2021 Kono Sauvignon Blanc opens with tons of grassy aromas on the nose plus some lemon and herbal notes and a little tropical fruit. It’s an inviting start.

Taking a sip reveals similar flavors with lots of rich, juicy fruit. It almost tastes a bit sweet but it’s not, it’s just fruity. It’s got plenty of fresh acidity as well.

It ends with a dry, long, lip-smacking, finish. This is a pretty solid Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for those that like it grassy.

2021 Kono Sauvignon Blanc

Taste: 7 (87-88 points)       Cost: 7