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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Bernardus Sauvignon Blanc 1997
Bernardus Sauvignon Blanc 1997
(search item no. 1097)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $14.84

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Layers of pear, honey and tropical fruit character. Smooth, rich and silky.
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About Bernardus:

Bernardus Winery was founded in 1990 in the Carmel Valley. Ben Pon's goal is to make red wines comparable to those of Bordeaux. To this end, he selected a mountain site in the Carmel Valley appellation to plant his Marinus Estate Vineyard. This site was chosen because of its unique joining of varied soils and sunny inland climate moderated by a marine influence - ideal conditions for the production of Bordeaux varietals.