Villa Maria

Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

8.831 ratings
8.95 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
G Faul
8.4

G had this 7 years ago

G had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2014
Ed Matthews

Initial nose of passion fruit followed by gooseberry. Same on the palate with lime citrus. Not crazy over the top and the acid is well balanced. Good wine for the money.

Initial nose of passion fruit followed by gooseberry. Same on the palate with lime citrus. Not crazy over the top and the acid is well balanced. Good wine for the money.

Nov 20th, 2014
Jeff Burrows

If forced to drink a NZ Sauv Blanc, this is a good choice. Grassy, grapefruit but definitely drinkable.

If forced to drink a NZ Sauv Blanc, this is a good choice. Grassy, grapefruit but definitely drinkable.

Sep 22nd, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

This is the cellar select label a bit cooler climate vineyards and more time on the lees

This is the cellar select label a bit cooler climate vineyards and more time on the lees

Sep 10th, 2014
Kim Kolb

Villa Maria 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Collections. Much spunkier wine. Lots of grass, grapefruit, acidity! Lots of action going nice!

Villa Maria 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Collections. Much spunkier wine. Lots of grass, grapefruit, acidity! Lots of action going nice!

Jun 19th, 2014
Connor Clark-Lindh

Overall an acceptable drinking experience. Just a bit too sharp for the family. Drank it in NZ.

Overall an acceptable drinking experience. Just a bit too sharp for the family. Drank it in NZ.

Nov 20th, 2016
Daniel Blaylock

Goes through malolactic fermentation so has that creamy mouthfeel and taste.

Goes through malolactic fermentation so has that creamy mouthfeel and taste.

Jan 10th, 2016
Shelley

7th year anniversary

7th year anniversary

Nov 1st, 2015
Lee Hill

Minerals up front, not as bracingly acidic as most NZ Sauv Blancs, more finesse than others. More complex fruit notes than just grapefruit; apples, pears and maybe peach even. Nice and a better match with food than so many others from NZ.

Minerals up front, not as bracingly acidic as most NZ Sauv Blancs, more finesse than others. More complex fruit notes than just grapefruit; apples, pears and maybe peach even. Nice and a better match with food than so many others from NZ.

Aug 23rd, 2015
Mica Nkusi

Smooth wine from start to finish. Nice balance. I don't drink much White's but this one definitely makes me rethink that

Smooth wine from start to finish. Nice balance. I don't drink much White's but this one definitely makes me rethink that

Mar 15th, 2015