Robert Oatley Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Sauvignon Blanc from Margaret River, Australia
Passionfruit, cut grass and a hint of lime zest soar across the palate of Robert Oatley's 2012 Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc. This is a long, fine, crisp dry white.
Australian Wine Companion - "Pale quartz; an aromatic bouquet and lively palate both preach the same message of grass/snow pea moving on to lime/citrus and ultimately to passionfruit."
Robert Oatley Winery
Famed Australian Vintners, Bob and Sandy Oatley, founders of Rosemount Estate, began their next wine venture to pay homage to the many terrific regions of Australia and the grapes most suited to the terroir.
Wherever he makes wine, Bob Oatley's underlying philosophy is to find the right vineyard with the right soil and match it to the right variety.
With the guidance of winemaker, Larry Cherubino, Robert Oatley Vineyards shares the expression of regions, such as Margaret River, McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Great Southern and Central Ranges. View all Robert Oatley Wines
About Margaret RiverView a map of Margaret River wineries Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Riesling.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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8 ratings, 4 with reviewsShoblock - Ledgewood, NJ49/14/2014Deb Parr - Friendship, WI37/14/2014Drinkable, but disappointing. Not offensive, but not memorable either.John Westcott - Bloomfield, CT45/21/2014
Very good Sb from down under. Nothing exceptional, but fine for day to day drinking.Jas P - Annapolis, MD32/15/2014elviaje26 - Portland, OR41/12/2014It was a flavorful wine. I liked it, but it was a slow drinker... Not the west wine I have ever had though...esined65 - Downingtown, PA410/22/2013
- Light & Crisp
sherin_sruthi - Young America, MN310/21/2013deepak m - Young America, MN110/21/2013
- Light & Crisp
- Light & Crisp
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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