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2008 Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc

Mount Riley 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Mount Riley

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $17

Cases produced: 2,500

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 13, 2010

Wine Review: While on my recent trip to China, I discovered this pale yellow colored Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. It opens with an attractive lime and mild yellow grapefruit bouquet. Hints of wet stone were detected as well. On the palate, this wine is light bodied and slightly racy with lime flavors and a touch of minerality. The finish is dry, refreshing, and its flavors linger nicely. It would pair well with stemmed mussels in a garlic broth. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Light yellow/straw. Pungent gooseberry, grapefruit and stonefruit aromas are complimented by clean cut grass and mineral notes. Inviting fresh citrus and tropical fruit flavours overlay mineral characters. Balanced structure with racy acidity, good texture a concentrated mid-palate and a crisp finish. Drinking well now, this wine can be enjoyed until late 2010. Great as an aperitif or match with seafood, light meats, pasta, salads or Asian cuisine.

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