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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2007
(search item no. 98442)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $19.79

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
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Light straw in colour with brilliant clarity. A rich bouquet of passion fruit, gooseberry and nettles. Crafted from the best fruit drawn from select vineyard sites, the Icon Sauvignon Blanc is a complex, elegant wine with excellent structure and weight. Displaying the distinct Marlborough combination of ripe tropical and fresh herbal flavors, this wine has a smooth, viscous mouth feel extending into a crisp, refreshing finish. Pure New Zealand. Pure Nobilo.
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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.