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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 102521)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Light straw color with pale green hues.

Nose: Strikingly aromatic with tropical pineapple, backed by hints of citrus zest and pink grapefruit.

Palate: Icon Sauvignon Blanc is a complex wine with excellent structure and weight. Displaying the distinct Marlborough combination of ripe tropical fruit and herbaceousness, it has a smooth sumptuous mouth feel, and a long, lingering finish.

Food Pairing: A fantastic complement to seafood dishes such as freshly prepared oysters, prawn and lemon skewers, or steamed mussels.

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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.