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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 89761)
screw cap wine
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Mouth-watering aromas of passionfruit and lemongrass led with the spiciness of just-picked tomatoes tossed with fresh basil. Many small parcels of fruit, ripened under ideal conditions, bring layers of complexity to the 2006 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. The palate has exceptional richness, with ripe gooseberry flavours and a hint of fresh fennel leading to a powerful, crisp finish.
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About Cloudy Bay:

Cloudy Bay Vineyards, established in 1985, is today a partnership between champagne house Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin and co-founder of Cape Mentelle Vineyards in Western Australia, David Hohnen. The Cloudy Bay team is committed to producing 'wines of region' and strives to enhance the pure, bracing flavors naturally afforded by the climate and soils of Marlborough. The winery and vineyards are situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. This unique and cool wine region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. Cloudy Bay has estate vineyards located at prime sites within the Wairau Valley and long-term supply agreements with five Wairau Valley growers. The main varieties grown are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.