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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Waterford Sauvignon Blanc 2004
Waterford Sauvignon Blanc 2004
(search item no. 82962)
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $14.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Pale yellow. Captivating, pungent aromas of lemon, lime, white grapefruit, fresh herbs and talc. At once dense and brisk, with some CO2 and a minty component adding to the impression of lift. Bright, bracing sauvignon blanc, a bit lean toward the back but finishing with very good length. Made without oak, but Arnold stirred the lees in tank for several months. (A second bottle tasted this winter showed riper aromas of apricot and sweet nuts, as well as a leesy quality, and seemed a bit softer in the middle palate but equally deep and long.)"
-International Wine Cellar

Fresh kiwi fruit and herbaceous bouquet with an underlying yeastiness. Passion fruit flavours with refreshing acidity. Full, rich mouthfeel and a long, complex finish.

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About Waterford:

Located in the Helderberg mountain range in the well-known Stellenbosch area, Waterford Winery is owned by the Ord and Arnold families. The Waterford Way is a philosophy that honors prosperity, celebrates life, food and wine, and loves family and friends with passion. Each vintage pays tribute to the families who make these wines, by bearing the name of a family member on the Kevin Arnold Shiraz.