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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 102592)
screw cap wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $18.49

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
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance.

Striking notes of nettles, pink grape fruit and fresh currants leap from the glass. The crisply defined palate is underlined with mine rality, lingering with black currant, guava and ripe pear. Savour 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."