2011 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

- 750 ml
90
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$19.99
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
54248-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc offers intense notes of gooseberries, passion fruit, grapefruit zest and grass with a hint of fresh herbs. Crisp, dry and medium bodied with a good concentration of grapefruit and herb flavors, it gives a long tropical fruit laced finish... eRobertParker.com

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2011
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Cloudy Bay
Rating 90 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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