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Date Printed: 7/9/2014
Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2007
(search item no. 94071)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/9/2014: $13.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sauvignon Blanc is grown in Spy Valley's Marlborough vineyard on stony riverbed terraces, gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks to give intense passionfruit and gooseberry fruit characters. The wine is fruit-driven in style, with complexity from lees aging for several months in stainless steel tanks before bottling. This wine is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with intense flavors and crisp acid in a dry style.

Color: Pale straw

Bouquet: Passion fruit and ripe melon. Some underlying herbal notes and hints of mineral/flint.

Palate: The brightness of pure fruit flavors shines through on the palate. Lees aging of the vineyard parcels provides weight and interest, as well as balance to this wine.

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About Spy Valley:

The brand name Spy Valley is derived from the presence of a satellite communications monitoring station within a few kilometers of the winery. Situated on the sunny southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley, nestled on the terraces of the Omaka River are the vineyards of Johnson Estate. Established in 1993 by the Johnson family, Johnson Estate was one of the pioneering vineyard companies in the Marlborough sub-region and remains family-owned. Eight varieties of grapes grow over 380 acres of free-draining, stony soils producing exceptional fruit for Spy Valley Wines. In ten years, production has risen to place Spy Valley as one of Marlborough's leading family-owned companies. Youthful and exuberant wines are crafted using modern winemaking techniques by winemaker Paul Bougeois and his team.