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Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
  • WS 89
  • RP 89
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Winemaker Notes

The nose is very aromatic displaying ripe passion fruit, tropical fruits and floral notes. The palate is exuberant and well fruited with a soft mid-palate and refreshing acidity. Savor with high jinks and convivial company.

Critical Acclaim

WS 89
Wine Spectator

A panoply of classic Sauvignon flavors, starting with lime, gooseberry and passion fruit and picking up green mango notes as the light, deft finish goes on. Drink now. 20,000 cases made.

RP 89
The Wine Advocate

The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc has an attractive grassy nose with touches of gooseberry, lime and a touch of smoke. The palate is well balanced with ripe apply fruit, touches of orange zest and a little elderflower leading to another elegant finish.

Wairau River

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Wairau River, Marlborough, New Zealand
Wairau River
Established in 1978, the Rose family estate vineyards are situated on the banks of the Wairau River. Low crops and ripe fruit produce wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. “The philosophy that we pursue has always been one of elegance and fruit power with the foundation of the style being drinkability. We put a lot of store in the selection of flavors in the vineyard, subsequent small batch vintning and the final touches of the marriage are created at the blending table."