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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2009
Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2009
(search item no. 108179)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $11.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and lightly pressed in order to avoid over extraction ofbitter tannins from the skins. The must was then fermented in upright stainless steel tanks at cooltemperatures for 30 days. The wine was filtered prior to bottling.

Crisp and refreshing, characterized by ripe tropical fruit accents and some herbal notes. The wine shows flavors of passion fruit, kiwi and guava over a citrus background.

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About Starborough:

New Zealand's South Island is home to the stellar Marlborough growing region, producer of some of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc. They have plenty of time to soak up the heady atmosphere of sunlit mountains, fleecy clouds and pure blue skies. The unhurried pace enables Starborough™ wine to develop rich layers of character, so it can be as flavorful as it is crisp and refreshing.

Perhaps that's why Starborough™ Sauvignon Blanc stands out—the way in which it evokes the subtle flavor of New Zealand's natural beauty. It's a sophisticated taste that's easy to like.