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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 98959)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $18.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2013 Decanter rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dog Point is a collaboration between viticulturalist Ivan Sutherland and enologist James Healy, both long-term veterans of Cloudy Bay. Ivan purchased and began to plant this pristine Marlborough, NZ property in 1979, from which he and James now produce small quantities of hand-crafted wines from estate fruit grown on some of the oldest vines and best sites in Marlborough. Yields are low, the grapes are manually harvested, and wild yeasts are used to bottle unfined and unfiltered wines. Their debut vintage was 2002. Indeed, these vines provided the core of the original Cloudy Bay wines in the late 1980s.
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About Dog Point Vineyard:

The name Dog Point dates from the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. "These were days of few fences, of boundary riders and boundary keeping dogs".

Shepherds' dogs sometimes became lost or wandered off and eventually bred into a marauding pack which attacked local flocks.

Their home was a tussock and scrub covered hill, overlooking the Wairau Plains, designated by the early settlers as Dog Point.

Marlborough's Wairau Valley is the major grape growing region of New Zealand, a confined geographical area at the northern tip of the South Island. Abundant sunshine, low rainfall and cool autumn nights characterise our long growing season, enabling the slow evolution of a rich array of vibrant fruit flavors.

Fruit for our wines is sourced from selected vineyard plantings dating back to the late 1970's. These older well-established vines situated on free draining silty clay loams are supplemented with fruit from closely planted hillside vines with a clay loam influence.