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Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

8.913 ratings
8.72 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Kristin the Wine Girl

Herbaceous, limey and farmy with sulfuric undertones on the nose. An interesting sauv to come out of Marlborough, in light of the late grassiness in the nose characteristics that evolves into green bell pepper. Lime hits the palate back in the upper throat. Strikingly clean crisp tart yet creamy foamy oceanic wave of lime. Electric complexity across the entire palate. Saltiness akin to margaritas yet I'm suddenly craving yellowtail sashimi after a day of surfing, even though I don't surf! Lengthy and intense, this is a foody's sushi wine on a beach day!

Herbaceous, limey and farmy with sulfuric undertones on the nose. An interesting sauv to come out of Marlborough, in light of the late grassiness in the nose characteristics that evolves into green bell pepper. Lime hits the palate back in the upper throat. Strikingly clean crisp tart yet creamy foamy oceanic wave of lime. Electric complexity across the entire palate. Saltiness akin to margaritas yet I'm suddenly craving yellowtail sashimi after a day of surfing, even though I don't surf! Lengthy and intense, this is a foody's sushi wine on a beach day!

Sep 17th, 2018
Andrew Morgenroth

Andrew had this 4 years ago

Andrew had this 4 years ago

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Melissa E

I’m a sucker for Sauvignon Blanc and it’s hard to be objective

I’m a sucker for Sauvignon Blanc and it’s hard to be objective

May 3rd, 2019
Bill Wargo

Light, good Sauvignon Blanc flavors. Not grassy. Well balanced. Great value! $10 in PA.

Light, good Sauvignon Blanc flavors. Not grassy. Well balanced. Great value! $10 in PA.

Jul 22nd, 2018
Ryan Frank

2014 vintage - took a good day to really open up. A bit funky to start, mellowing out to flavors of lime and flower blossoms and a. It of grass.

2014 vintage - took a good day to really open up. A bit funky to start, mellowing out to flavors of lime and flower blossoms and a. It of grass.

Jul 22nd, 2017
Camille Offenbach

Apricot. Nice acidity level. Drank it chilled with lots of hot salsa. Pleasantly sweet (but not desert-level). A little bit of lettucy-greenness on the front. We got this at the Grocery Outlet. 12.5% alc. This is the 2014 vintage.

Apricot. Nice acidity level. Drank it chilled with lots of hot salsa. Pleasantly sweet (but not desert-level). A little bit of lettucy-greenness on the front. We got this at the Grocery Outlet. 12.5% alc. This is the 2014 vintage.

Jun 24th, 2017
Tommaso Tadiello

Assistant Winemaker at Valdo Spumanti

8.3

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May 6th, 2019
Brian F. McCabe

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Jan 14th, 2019
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Dec 19th, 2018
C Langer

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May 22nd, 2018