Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 113939
  • RP89
  • WS89
  • ST88
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw in color with intense amalgam of limes, grapefruit, and underlying rich tropical fruit aromas. It has an inviting and fine texture that brings out the citrus and currant flavors of the wine. Pure fruit and vibrant acidity leave a sustained, dry finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Infused with ripe peach, pear and guava flavors, this is smooth and refreshing, ripe and juicy. Spicy finish."
89 Points

"Spy Valley’s 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is intensely scented of freshly chopped herbs, lime zest and kumquat with hints of lemon tart and gooseberry. Medium bodied, it offers a very good concentration of citrus and herbal flavors with great balance and a long refreshing finish. Drinking now, it should keep to 2014. "
89 Points

"Bright pale yellow. Aromas of stone fruits, lime, orange and honey complicated by an exotic suggestion of tropical fruits. Fat, sexy and sweet, in a crowd-pleasing style. Offers immediate appeal to its easygoing stone and tropical fruit flavors. A bit too easy for my taste, but finishes with good length."
88 Points

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Rating:
(8/24/2012)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Pair with: Cheese > Creamy
Great wine. Wonderful bold hints of grapefruit and pear. Have purchased many times and never disappointed.
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Dru Stemm - Santa Barbara, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/19/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
See my CellarTracker or Twitter review about this. Worth the buy, however!
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Rating:
(5/14/2012)
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Learn About Spy Valley Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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