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2008 Spy Valley Wines Sauvignon Blanc

Spy Valley 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Spy Valley Wines

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Martinborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $19

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 88.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: February 15, 2009

Wine Review: Spy Valley has been a leading producer of fine offerings for the last several years. Their Sauvignon Blanc is always one of their best wines. This year at the Boston Wine Expos we really liked the way the 2008 vintage was showing. We were particularly fond of its intense gooseberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine was light bodied and well balanced with tasty gooseberry flavors along with a touch of lime. The finish is dry and quite refreshing. If you like traditional New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, look no further and pick up a bottle of Spy Valley and enjoy it with Broiled scallops. Cheers – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Pale straw. Powerful fruit aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit and an underlying 'sweat' character. Complex mineral and sweet-pea notes add interest. Palate: Rich and ripe with generous palate weight. Sweet fruit flavours dance over the tongue and end with a sustained, dry finish.

Organic status: not organic

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