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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 97579)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale straw with green hues. Intense and powerful aromas of blackcurrant, passionfruit, grapefruit and gooseberry. A full, crisp and powerful wine showing intense flavours of passionfruit and blackcurrant, with underlying gooseberry tones. This wine has mouth-watering acidity and an intense minerality balanced by a full yet elegant palate with a long, lingering finish.

This wine is an ideal match with antipasto, grilled seasonal vegetables or fresh seafood.

Perfect for drinking immediately this wine will be at its best over the next one to two years.

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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.