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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2004
Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2004
(search item no. 80861)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Icon philosophy is to employ the best fruit, from the best vineyard sites each vintage. The wine style is a culmination of the past few years' research on specific viticulture techniques, special attention to vineyard sites and a winemaking emphasis on fruit structure and balance. The wine has the expected traditional Marlborough sauvignon blanc bouquet of gooseberries, nettles and rich herbal characters complemented by an overlay of ripe tropical fruit. The palate is complex, strongly varietal with endless mouth feel finishing clean and balanced.

"This brisk, floral New Zealand wine brims with pear, grapefruit and passion fruit aromas and flavors, which linger effortlessly on the vibrant finish. Drink now. 14,000 cases made."
-Wine Spectator

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About Nobilo:

So rich in history, Nobilo wines are proudly hailed as some of New Zealand's most respected pioneering wine brands. A Croat immigrant, Nikola Nobilo, whose family history and winemaking background stretches back over 300 years to the Adriatic island of Korcula off the Dalmatian coast, led the way. The history of the company in New Zealand goes back to the early 1940's when this Croatian family, landed in New Zealand. They settled in Huapai, West Auckland situated in the North Island of New Zealand, and started planting vines in 1943. With over 300 years of European wine history, this family effectively persuaded and guided the NZ wine industry away from hybrid grape varieties and fortified wines, to a higher level of quality wine, now recognised and appraised by all markets.