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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 90005)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In Palliser Estate's Martinborough vineyards, they train the vines to achieve a low canopy density and well-exposed fruit. This combined with judicious leaf plucking produces the distinctive fruit flavors in the wine. When the grapes are judged to be at their optimum maturity, they are harvested and processed to retain the inherent fruitiness of this varietal.

Vibrant, lifted aromas of passion fruit, elderflower, green herbs and a hint of stone fruits. The palate is explosive with rich and succulent fruit characters and excellent mid-palate texture and weight. The refreshing acidity gives clean mouthfeel, and the flavors last and last. It is a lovely, expressive Sauvignon with beautiful balance and harmony.

"Palliser's wines seem to be improving across the range over recent vintages, with this being their best Sauvignon Blanc yet. A smoky, slightly fumé character marks the nose, then ripe peaches and nectarines wash across the palate, with just enough grassiness to impart varietal character. Plump and round, it's soft and approachable without being sloppy, ending on a note of ripe tangerines."
-Wine Enthusiast

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About Palliser Estate:

The first Palliser Estate vines were planted more than 20 years ago, in 1984. Today, Palliser wines are served in some of the world's finest restaurants and enjoyed by thousands of people every day.

Winemaker Allan Johnson produces consistently superb wines, which reflect Palliser's prime vineyard sites in Martinborough. Their two brands – Palliser Estate and Pencarrow – offer a comprehensive portfolio of wines, including Chardonnay, Methode Traditionelle, Noble Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.