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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 109255)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is light straw in colour with green highlights. This wine displays vibrant fruit intensity. Ripe grapefruit, citrus and passionfruit fruit flavors dominate, and to layer over this is an added mineral complexity. The palate shows balance, both ripe flavours and fresh acidity.

This wine is best enjoyed young and exuberant, or could be cellared over the next two years. Serve slightly chilled on its own or with delicate white meat and seafood dishes.

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About Stoneleigh:

Since the launch of the Stoneleigh Vineyard range in 1986, wines from every vintage have won awards. The exceptional success and quality of the range is due to both the unique terroir of the area and the outstanding skills of its winemaker. Stoneleigh Vineyard lies on the banks of the Wairau River in Marlborough. The low yielding stony soils, high hours of sunshine and cool winter months combine to produce a unique microclimate perfect for producing premium wine grapes.