Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

Price: $19.99
Item No. 90912
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS87
  • RP86
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Winemaker's Notes

True to Stoneleigh's distinctive style, this classic, lively Sauvignon Blanc captures the essence of Marlborough, New Zealand's most acclaimed winemaking region. Crafted from ripe, intensely flavored grapes, this full bodied Sauvignon Blanc is enjoyable while young and exuberant.

Color: Pale straw

Aromas: This wine is a ripe, full-bodied Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that displays lifted passionfruit and grapefruit aromas, with overlaying mineral notes. The passion fruit and grapefruit characters are indicative of ripe Sauvignon Blanc from the Rapaura soils, and minerality is a fermentation complexity from the stony river bed terrior.

Palate: The palate displays tropical, passion fruit and citrus flavors. These flavors have been emphasized by the winemaker by controlling skin contact time and matching yeast to best emphasize the wine's terrior. The wine has tightness and concentration of flavor that is balanced by natural fresh acidity.

Serving suggestions: Serve slightly chilled on its own or with delicate white meat and seafood dishes.

Cellaring: This wine is best enjoyed young and exuberant, or could be cellared over the next two years.

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Michael Brown - Falls Church, VA (read all my reviews)

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(9/18/2010)
I love Sauvigon Blanc and this wine is no exception. It jumps right on your with a nice blend of passion fruit and grapefruit. It has a great back bone and will go great with light foods.
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Learn About Stoneleigh Map ItMap It

Since the launch of the Stoneleigh Vineyard range in 1986, wines from every vintage have won awards. The exceptional success and quality of the range is due to both the unique terroir of the area and the outstanding skills of its winemaker. Stoneleigh Vineyard lies on the banks of the Wairau River in Marlborough. The low yielding stony soils, high hours of sunshine and cool winter months combine to produce a unique microclimate perfect for producing premium wine grapes.

Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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