Fox Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 $18 ★★★½120607 - Fox by JB Sauvignon Blanc

This is a sweet, sweaty sauvignon crafted by 40-year winemaking veteran John Belsham and his team at Foxes Island Wines, and for the price it’s a darn good drink.  Classic passionfruit and basil and even a splash of elderflower followed by a lick of lemongrass  and lime.  Nicely structured and super-fresh, it’s best served chilled and next to a steaming bowl of fresh mussels and garlic bread.