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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Sauvignon Republic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Sauvignon Republic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007
(search item no. 95891)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Again this year I utilized a number of vineyard sites as a blending strategy to enable me to present classic Marlborough terroir. The blend is a seamless layering of grapes from diverse sites in the Wairau River Valley. Depending on exposure and soil structure, which ranged from rocks and pebbles to sand and clay, the different lots contributed citrus, lemon zest, nettles, pineapple-tropical fruit, and white currant, with a touch of minerality.

Suggested Food Pairings:
"Vibrant flavors in this sauvignon work well with aromatic foods – even those that are acidic and spicy. It's a natural with fresh fish and shellfish in a wide range of preparations, from sushi to grilled, poached or richly sauced. Bridge ingredients – such as herbs, capers, green olives, curries, sour cream, goat cheeses, and citrus 'squeezes' – connect this multifaceted sauvignon to a wide range of seafood and poultry."
- Chef John Ash

My Notes:

About Sauvignon Republic:

The men involved in Sauvignon Republic (John Buechsenstein, John Ash, Paul Dolan and Tom Meyer) are committed to becoming experts on Sauvignon Blanc and producing it around the world in the best locations. All four men are passionate about this grape.

Sauvignon Blanc is a grape variety that expresses "terroir" (the place that it is grown) more profoundly than almost any other grape variety. California, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and France are the locations where it has shown greatness. Sauvignon Republic intends to produce a wine in each area. It will allow them to promote and share the unique flavors that each location provides.

Food styles and flavors have changed profoundly in recent years. Asian, Hispanic and Indian flavors and techniques are being widely embraced by both chefs and home cooks. European and Mediterranean flavors of course will continue to be a part of "American" food but the increasing influence of these new cuisines is having a profound impact on wine choices. Sauvignon Blanc has the unique ability to wrap itself around all of these new flavors and cuisines.