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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc 2007
(search item no. 97381)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense, powerful aromas of passionfruit, blackcurrant and gooseberry, along with lifted notes of grapefruit, leap out of the glass.

A full, crisp and powerful wine with intense flavors of passionfruit and blackcurrant along with underlying gooseberry tones. Mouth-watering acidity and an intense mineral note are balanced by a full, yet elegant palate that leads to a long lingering finish.

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About Saint Clair:

The Saint Clair name originates from the vineyard property, first settled by the Sinclair family. Pioneer James Sinclair built one of the first homes in Blenheim and was closely associated with the early development of the town. Over time the name of the property reverted to the original Saint Clair.

Saint Clair Estate Wines is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, pioneers of viticulture in Marlborough since 1978. Grapes were originally supplied to local wine companies; however, a desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to the finished wine led to the establishment of Saint Clair Estate Wines.

Saint Clair Estate Wine's success is founded on the 27 years of extensive pioneering viticulture, ongoing as a critical part of the highest quality winemaking practices. Neal and Judy's passion for their Marlborough vineyards and award-winning range of wines is continuing to build their growing reputation in New Zealand and in the 35 markets around the world to which they export.

The company's mission is to create world-class wines that exceed their customers' every expectation. To achieve this, Neal Ibbotson's viticultural expertise and Marlborough's unique climate and soils are combined with the proven experience of one of New Zealand's leading winemaking teams, led by Saint Clair's chief winemaker, Matt Thomson.