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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2012
(search item no. 121930)
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PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw in color. The nose has stone fruit, citrus and fresh tropical notes that eap from the glass. The palate is expressive with stone fruit, citrus and fresh tropical flavors that linger on through the crisp finish.
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About Dashwood:

The Dashwood brand was developed by Vavasour Wines in 1989. Given the commitment to using the Vavasour brand for wines true to the Awatere Valley, it provided flexibility within the company's portfolio to have the Dashwood range as a blend of fruit from Marlborough's Wairau and Awatere Valleys.

Dashwood wines bring the luscious, clean fruit characters of the Wairau Valley into harmony with the flinty, or mineral, characters of the Awatere (resulting from the comparatively cooler but drier temperatures and slightly less fertile soils). Created by long-standing winemaker, Glenn Thomas, who joined Vavasour in 1988, Dashwood wines are made in an earlier drinking style than those carrying the Vavasour brand and are considered outstanding value for money by wine buyers across the globe.



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Yellow Tail The Reserve Shiraz 2010
Yellow Tail The Reserve Shiraz 2010
(search item no. 115778)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vibrant, ripe and generous - a drop that is big on flavor and deep in color with an intense aroma. It has delicious concentrated cherry and blackberry flavors with hints of classic cracked pepper spice. These flavors are complimented by vanilla softness and well-structured tannins.

A perfect accompaniment to this wine would be rich rare char-grilled beef and asparagus, or a rich confit de canard to bring out its juicy palate.

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About Yellow Tail:

It all began way back in 1820s when the first Casellas began crafting wine in Italy. Over a century later, in 1951, Filippo Casella and his wife Maria decided to leave their homeland to pursue their hopes and dreams of a better life in Australia. Recognizing the potential of his new surroundings, Filippo purchased a farm in the small town of Yenda, New South Wales, and did what came naturally. He began selling grapes to local wineries, and by 1969 decided it was time to put his own winemaking skills to use and the Casella winery was born.

Filippo's son, John, entered the family business in 1994 and embarked on an ambitious expansion to build a new winery with a vision of blending old world heritage with new world technology. Today, Casella Wines, including Yellow Tail, is run by Filippo's three sons - John, Managing Director and Winemaker; Joe, Australian Sales Director; and Marcello, Director and Vineyard Manager. Filippo's grandchildren - Phillip and Rachelle - are the sixth generation to join the business.