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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 115830)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 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
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:

This Sauvignon Blanc is light straw colored. This wine offers an intense lifted nose of ripe tropical fruits and citrus. Refined and elegant, it displays a finely textured palate with flavors of guava and stone fruit. Wonderfully expressive with a dry refreshing finish, this wine is best savored with high-jinks and convival 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."