The Pass Sauvignon Blanc - WineO Mark Review

trader joe's the pass sauvignon blanc

The Pass Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular white wines in Trader Joe’s. Many people love this wine because of its citrus and refreshing taste and for good reason. In 2019, this wine won a silver award for the New Zealand Wine

This white wine showcases fruits from the Wairau Valley and Awatere Valley, combining the best flavors from Marlborough, New Zealand. They follow the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) which sets the standards for all wineries and vineyards to produce quality wines while preserving the environment. 

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Who Makes The Pass Sauvignon Blanc?

Foley Wines Ltd. is the winery that produces The Pass Sauvignon Blanc. 

They take the fruits from the Wairau Valley which grows from a cool, dry climate, and combine them with the cooler and windier climate fruits from the Awatere Valley. This creates a distinct, and fruity flavor that is only found in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

The Pass Sauvignon Blanc Review

the pass sauvignon blanc trader joe's

This wine is featured on Vivino as a Top 25 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the United States right now. There’s no question why this wine is adored by many people, it’s a solid wine with great taste and an affordable price.

It has a pale straw color with balanced acidity and a crisp and light finish. 


I immediately smell lime, grapefruit, and other citrus flavors. Also I get some fresh cut grass and peach as well.


Tasting The Pass Sauvignon Blanc, you’ll get a bright crisp acidity with a lot of guava, citrus, green apples, and some passion fruit. You’ll find those classic lively flavors that you look for in a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.


Overall, this wine is dry across the palate. It’s light-bodied, crisp and refreshing. Just what you want a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to taste like! It’s very drinkable and a great value for the money.

WineO Mark Rating

The Pass Sauvignon Blanc

Highly Recommend for Crisp and Refreshing White Wine
86 Points
  • Cost: $9.99
  • Quality Price Ratio: A
  • Taste: B+
great value

Where to Buy?

The Pass Sauvignon Blanc is sold at Trader Joe’s. Its price is $9.99


What Kind of Wine is Sauvignon Blanc?

Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine that has been made popular by winemakers in Loire Valley and Bordeaux, France. Compared to a Chardonnay, you can distinguish a Sauvignon Blanc from its lighter body, citrus, and crisp taste.

Why is Sauvignon Blanc so Cheap?

You’ll find many affordable Sauvignon Blancs because their grapes are easy to grow and cultivate. The fruits needed for this wine can grow in almost all types of soil and climate making it easy for wineries to produce this type of wine.

Why is Sauvignon Blanc so Popular?

Sauvignon Blanc is very popular because of its straightforward flavor. There are no hidden flavors in the background. That’s the reason why, when you smell a Sauvignon Blanc, you can immediately imagine its taste and quality.

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