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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2011
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 113144)
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Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $12.95

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 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:

The 2011 The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc shimmers with an attractive, yet subtle green and gold hue. Grapefruit with cut grass, dried herb and stoneflint compliment passionfruit and pungent citrusy aromas. Soft gooseberry notes against a wonderfully vibrant intensity leads onto a ripe and nicely textured mid-palate. Lime zest nuances spring from the mouth-watering acidity and signature minerality of the plate and very persistent finish.

Pair this wine with freshly crumbed fish fillets and Caesar salad with a tangy dressing.

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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.