Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 101626
  • WS87
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS90
  • 1999
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

This classically styled wine shows lifted melon, citrus and fresh tropical notes on the nose. These flavors follow through to the richly structured palate which has a long crisp finish. Blending fruit from both the Awatere and Wairau Valley regions of Marlborough benefits the wine with aromatics being enhanced by the Wairau Valley component and a mineral note being imparted from the Awatere Valley component.

Critical Acclaim

"Silky, with green apple and melon flavors on a lively frame. Drink now."
87 Points

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Rating:
(3/15/2011)
This straw colored Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent representation of the Marlborough style. It is crisp with a pleasant tartness and great acidity. On the nose you’ll find plenty of floral notes along with great tropical fruit such as lychee and passion fruit. I also get quite a bit of melon and lime in this wine. I would not hesitate to plop down $12 for this little guy. It’s not particularly complex, but it’s well balanced and would certainly be a great wine to buy in bulk for a party or for just sipping on the patio on a hot summer day. Food Pairing Suggestions: The most important thing to note when pairing food with this wine is acid. This Dashwood is a high acid wine, so you want to use it to compliment high acid foods or to cut through cream or butter on heavier dishes. I tend to prefer high acid dishes with Sauvignon Blanc, so I’d suggest things like ceviche, boiled shrimp or oysters on the half shell. My favorite dish with this wine, however, would be a simple green salad with a vinaigrette dressing topped with a medallion of fried goat cheese. You could also just eat a bunch of goat cheese with this wine as goat cheese and Sauvignon Blanc are as near to a perfect pairing as you will ever find.
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Rating:
(7/13/2011)
Style: Light & Crisp
Light and crisp. A great NZ Sauv Blanc! Great value!
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The Dashwood brand was developed by Vavasour Wines in 1989. Given the commitment to using the Vavasour brand for wines true to the Awatere Valley, it provided flexibility within the company's portfolio to have the Dashwood range as a blend of fruit from Marlborough's Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Dashwood wines bring the luscious, clean fruit characters of the Wairau Valley into...

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(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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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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