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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 88723)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2006 is a full-flavored medium bodied wine with vibrant currant-leaf and gooseberry aromas, some herbaceous nuances, and a hint of ripe citrus. A pale straw-colored wine with lemon-lime tones, this wine refreshes the palate with a crisp, clean, lingering finish. We recommend drinking our 2006 Sauvignon Blanc while it is young and fresh, but the wine is capable of developing nicely over the next three years if carefully cellared. Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with summer salads, poultry and shellfish, particularly suited to oysters or green shell mussels, as well as lobster and white fish.
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About Whitehaven :

Established in 1994 by Sue and Greg White and winemaker Simon Waghorn, Whitehaven Wine Company is a small, family-owned winery with big aspirations. Sourcing fruit from its own estates and from 12 joint venture or contract growers across Marlborough's Wairau and Awatere valleys, Whitehaven quickly established a reputation for producing quality wines. From modest beginnings, the Company now exports wine, through exclusive agents, to Australia, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United States.