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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Sauvignon Republic Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Sauvignon Republic Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2007
(search item no. 95892)
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Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $18.79

Winemaker's Notes:

This Sauvignon incorporates elements of flavor from its surroundings and growing climate. Subtle tropical aromas with hints of passion fruit, citrus and minerality are the main flavor elements with nuances of "green" and a crisp supporting acidity.

Suggested Food Pairings
"We have always felt that Sauvignon Blanc is the single best grape varietal to match up with global flavors. Our Stellenbosch, with its bright citrus and under-lying tropical fruit notes, would be perfect with foods that have both briny and chile-spice flavors."
- 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.