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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 118193)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360


PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Martinborough Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is made in a riper, more complex style of new world Sauvignon Blanc. Our Sauvignon Blanc exhibits perfumed aromas of passionfruit and guava with tropical and vanilla notes on the nose. On the palate the ripe fruit character is beautifully balanced against creamy notes from the barrel fermentation portion creating a harmonious and balanced wine with great length and texture.
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About Martinborough:

Martinborough Vineyard was founded in 1980, when five enthusiasts - Derek Milne, his brother Duncan, Duncan's wife Claire Campbell, Russell Schultz and his wife Sue - planted vines in the deep alluvial gravels. The arrival of Larry McKenna towards the end of 1985 added a winemaker and sixth partner to the venture and began what has become a Martinborough winemaking success story. It is a track record of consistent excellence which most can only marvel at. At a national level, Martinborough Vineyard has won gold medals or better for every Pinot Noir since 1986. In 1989, it won no less than five trophies at one show - for best Muller Thurgau, Riesling,Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Best Wine.