Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 116761
  • WS90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • W&S90

Winemaker's Notes

This wine shows flavours of passionfruit and blackcurrant with underlying notes of wet stone and thyme. The palate displays good weight and texture, with a focused mineral acidity which delivers fantastic length to the wine. An amazing match with goats cheese salad, poultry dishes and seafood dishes such as freshly shucked oysters, prawns, green lip mussels and creamy scallops.

Critical Acclaim

"A succulent and generous white, reminiscent of a mango lassi, with pure, ripe fruit flavors and a cremy texture. Offers shades of fresh herbs, tropical and floral details and a mineral finish. Drink now."
90 Points

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Rating:
(12/18/2012)
Although I drink red wine most often, I love this Sauvignon Blanc, which was first recommended to me by a friend. It's on my yes, yes list.
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Rating:
(10/16/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
Nice Sauvignon Blanc for $15. Very refreshing and easy to drink (too easy!)
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Rating:
(7/13/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
The best of the NZ sauvignons we sampled in our last shipment and by far the least expensive. Great price to quality and a fantastic summer sipper. A little light to pair with food but ok for hors d'ouevres.
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Learn About Yealands Map ItMap It

Stretching over 2,400 acres of prime viticultural land, the Yealands Estate is New Zealand's single largest vineyard under private ownership. Located in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough, the Seaview Vineyad is exposed to some of the toughest growing conditions in the country: low rainfall, high sunshine, cool nights and strong winds. The result is a smaller, thicker-skinned berry...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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