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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 113915)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 87 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:

Pale yellow with brilliant clarity. Intense aromas of pineapple, passion fruit and guava,complemented by flinty minerality and herbal notes of nettle and cut tomato plant. The nettle and cut tomato plant characters give richness to the palate, and there is an abundance of luscious fruit sweetness, especially passionfruit and pineapple notes. The wine has excellent presence and mouthfeel, with balanced acidity and a generous finish.

A perfect match for lighter seafood dishes, lemon herb chicken, or summer salads, it is equally enjoyable as an aperitif.

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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.