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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Drylands Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Drylands Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 115543)
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PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Light straw color. Lifted aromas of ripe passionfruit and citrus. The palate is rich and mouthfilling, with passionfruit characters supported by citrus notes. Good length and juicy acidity complete a wine of excellent structure and balance.

A fantastic aperitif or an ideal accompaniment to light seafood and chicken dishes.

My Notes:

About Drylands Estates:

Originally a small winery, recent significant improvements have grown Drylands to an impressive 14,000 ton state-of-the-art winery capable of handling large volumes as well as "boutique" parcels.

Drylands Vineyard is situated near the middle of the Wairau Valley Region, 30m above sea level, surrounding the Drylands Winery in Hammerichs Road, Blenheim. The current Winery Block comprises 43ha Sauvignon Blanc, 1.5ha Semillon, and 1.5ha Chardonnay. The region immediately adjacent to the winery buildings has some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines, going back to 1980.

This vineyard produces Sauvignon Blanc with intensely herbal and some sweaty characters. Fruit from the alluvial silts produce aroma and racy characters while fruit from the stonier sites has a textural character. Fruit from this vineyard shows traditional, typical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc characters. This vineyard now has Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand Accreditation.