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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 112642)
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 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
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 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:

The 1996 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1997

Pale straw green in color and enticingly fragrant, the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc offers lifted aromas of ripe stonefruit and juicy citrus with underlying notes of blackcurrant leaf and tomato plant spice. The palate is fine yet succulent, with zesty citrus flavours and fresh acidity. There is an appealing plushness about this wine especially as it leads into a lingering and characteristically 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.