Brancott 2013 Marlborough Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc ($15): Though it has 9 percent alcohol compared with the 12 percent or so usually found in New Zealand sauvignon blanc, the Flight Song nevertheless seizes the forward citric aroma and refreshing lime flavor that distinguishes Marlborough’s way with the varietal. The only giveaway that something is different is  the acidity is a touch softer than usual and  the finish is a note off-dry.
Brancott 2013 Marlborough Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc ($15): Though it has 9 percent alcohol compared with the 12 percent or so usually found in New Zealand sauvignon blanc, the Flight Song nevertheless seizes the forward citric aroma and refreshing lime flavor that distinguishes Marlborough’s way with the varietal. The only giveaway that something is different is the acidity is a touch softer than usual and the finish is a note off-dry. Mike Dunne
Brancott 2013 Marlborough Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc ($15): Though it has 9 percent alcohol compared with the 12 percent or so usually found in New Zealand sauvignon blanc, the Flight Song nevertheless seizes the forward citric aroma and refreshing lime flavor that distinguishes Marlborough’s way with the varietal. The only giveaway that something is different is the acidity is a touch softer than usual and the finish is a note off-dry. Mike Dunne
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Dunne on Wine: Less alcohol doesn’t have to mean less flavor

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Mike Dunne is a freelance wine writer, wine judge and consultant who divides his time between Sacramento and San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur. He is a former food editor, wine columnist and restaurant critic of The Sacramento Bee and continues to write a biweekly wine column for The Bee. Reach him by email.

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