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Date Printed: 11/21/2014
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2010
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 107852)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 11/21/2014: $14.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vivid color with an eyecatchingly subtle green hue. A bouquet of dried cut grass with herb and stoneflint compliment passionfruit and pungent citrusy aromas. The palate opens with a wonderfully vibrant freshness, developing floral and peachy aromas. Ripe zesty citrus flavours build through the succulent juicy acidity and signature minerality of the long finish.

Pair with roasted asparagus with goat's cheese and honey.

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About The Crossings:

We have arrived at The Crossings in 2002 after a seven year development journey. This began in 1995 when an exceptional site in the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley was identified. The site, with its massive clay cliffs acting to trap heat, its low frost incidence and the devigorating outwash gravel soils, was just perfect to produce classic Awatere wines of outstanding quality. The first vineyard development was made possible by the investment from a group of New Zealanders each sharing an interest in wine and the desire to invest in this unique opportunity. Interest was sufficient to allow for the development of a further two Awatere vineyards to compliment the initial vineyard in terms of terroir and flavour coming from the grapes grown on each site. By 2000 there were over 400 enthusiastic investors taking a keen interest in the vineyards and wine making developments, each calling The Crossings "our wine". From the beginning The Crossings had outstanding land, great vineyards, tremendous support and a dedicated team to bring together the crucial ingredients to produce wines of stand-out quality. The first wines made in 2001 show the character of the vineyards and The Crossings philosophy of wine and viticulture. See what we mean; open a bottle and quietly explore corners of this magnificent valley in your own time.