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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 103033)
screw cap wine
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $14.59

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose is very aromatic displaying ripe passion fruit, tropical fruits and floral notes. The palate is exuberant and well fruited with a soft mid-palate and refreshing acidity. Savor with high jinks and convivial company.
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About Wairau River:

Established in 1978, the Rose family estate vineyards are situated on the banks of the Wairau River. Low crops and ripe fruit produce wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. “The philosophy that we pursue has always been one of elegance and fruit power with the foundation of the style being drinkability. We put a lot of store in the selection of flavors in the vineyard, subsequent small batch vintning and the final touches of the marriage are created at the blending table."