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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2012
(search item no. 120263)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360


PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $13.99

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
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. Aromas of tropical fruit including pineapple, passion fruit, and guava. Flinty minerality with herbal notes of nettles and freshly cut tomato plant. Fresh, crisp and clean with zesty flavors of ripe tropical fruits, especially passion fruit and pineapple with subtle hints of nettle. The wine has excellent presence and mouthfeel, with balanced acidity and a generous finish.

Enjoyable on its own as an aperitif, or pairs well with any lighter seafood dish, lemon herb chicken, or summer salads.

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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.