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Wine Review: 2012 Matanzas Creek Helena Bench Sauvignon Blanc

High standards yield lofty results. The 2012 Matanzas Creek Helena Bench Sauvignon Blanc is a well balanced, pretty and zippy white wine that shows a good amount of grapefruit and lemon flavors. The medium-long mouth-watering finish will have you coming back for more. This wine is beautifully made and is perfect for sipping with friends […]

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Wine Review: 2012 Nobilo Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

This is a lovely representation of what New Zealand can produce at a great price. It is delicious with lemon and gooseberry with great pith and mineral notes; fresh and crisp finishing clean and vibrant. Pair with New Zealand Chef Matt Lambert’s Shigoku Oysters. Rating: Very Good (87) | $14 | 12.5% ABV

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2012 Nobilo Icon Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Grapes for the 2012 blend were selected from the vineyards in the Awatere Valley, the Upper Wairau Valley, and Rapaura subregions of Marlborough. The Awatere vineyards provide flinty minerality and herbal notes, while the Upper Wairau vineyards produce a rich mouthfilling palate weight, and the Rapaura fruit provide lifted, thiol-driven, top notes of passion fruit, […]

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Wine Review: 2012 Stoneleigh New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Planted in close proximity to Marlborough’s main river, the Wairau, this vineyard sits on shallow rock and gravel-exposed soils. The big pebbles, known as sunstones, reflect the sun’s heat to the grapes to create the unique characteristics these wines provide—intense fruitiness. The 2012 is vibrant and zippy with a grapefruit zest and fresh hint of […]

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2012 Brancott Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

If you enjoy bright and lively white wines, you will love this Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand. The region of Marlborough makes exceptional whites that produce fruit-driven, beautifully flavored and complex wines. The 2012 is a great example of what this region does well—a style that is crisp and zesty with a good dose of […]

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Wine Review: 2011 Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Gary Farrell is spreading the cheer with this fantastic Russian River selection Sauvignon blanc. Suave and sensuous this wine delivers a top-notch experience in a market segment where there is fierce competition. This winery just keeps on churning out winners and they have really got one on their hands with this wine. It has a […]

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