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Date Printed: 10/26/2014
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2002
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2002
(search item no. 53884)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/26/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

New Zealand at its best, showing tropical fruit, citrus and ripe peach associated with classic Marlborough sauvignon blanc. Lively melange of gooseberry and passion fruit on the nose, generously backed up with zesty, crisp lemon, passion fruit and peaches on the palate. Regular gold medal winner each vintage, in New Zealand, showing consistency of style and quality. A cocktail of elegant ripe fruit, finishing crisp and dry.
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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.