2008 Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Section 94

- 750 ml
92+
RP
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$27.99
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59365-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 2008 Section 94 is a finely crafted expression of single block Sauvignon Blanc that is barrel fermented in seasoned oak. Profoundly scented of pink grapefruit, mandarin slices, kumquat and fresh herb aromas, it later releases further notes of ginger, grass, white flower and green mango plus some lees and sulphide characters. Very crisp and intensely citrus, this is a beautifully balanced wine of great texture. The finish is long with lingering chalk and crushed stone notes. It's delicious now, though this is a style built to age and it should cellar to 2016+. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2008
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Dog Point
Rating 92+ RP
Region New Zealand: Shaped by the country's maritime climate, narrow oval contour and the mountainous spine that runs through its core, the wine produced here is interestingly diverse and delicious. New Zealand is positioned at mercy of the Tasmanian sea to the west where vineyards are rarely positioned due to the winds that hit these coasts. Thankfully, the main winemaking regions are protected by the mountains and happily produce a number of both white and red grapes. Out of the ten regions spread across New Zealand, Marlborough is the eminent one, known widely for its lavish, focused, herbal whites made from Sauvignon Blanc. The South, characterized by cooler, harsher climate provides a lovely environment where Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer thrive, offering complex and highly aromatic bottles each year. To the North, Bordeaux blends and Syrah have made themselves at home in the warmer parts of the Island, while Central Otago remarkably produces excellent vintages out of dark, luscious and brooding Pinot Noir, known worldwide for its depth and density.
Type of Wine New Zealand White: Great wines don't only come from Europe. New Zealand has some splendid white wines to offer to the world, based on different grape varietals. Sauvignon Blanc is undoubtedly one of the most commonly planted variety, but you can also stumble upon some sweet Pinot Gris, acidic Chardonnay, and even German Riesling, with its wide range of fruity flavors.
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc: This green-skinned wonder-varietal is one of the most represented white wine grapes in Bordeaux, and that fact alone gives it all the credibility you could ask for. Sauvignon Blanc is used for dessert wines and makes an excellent standalone varietal bottle. It's known as one of only a few wines in the whole world that can perfectly complement a plate of sushi. Outside of France, you can expect to encounter this varietal in Chile, Romania, Australia, Washington, California, and many other locations.
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