2004 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
257 Ratings
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257 Ratings
2004 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Wine Description

Brilliant fruit flavors and intense varietal character are the hallmarks of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Often reminiscent of gooseberries, lychees and other tropical fruits, the intense flavors of this exuberant wine are backed up with bracing acidity. Vinification methods retain the freshness of the distinctive fruit characteristics with a portion barrel-fermented to enhance palate structure. Enjoy this wine in its youth for its startlingly fresh, racy aromas and tangy, flavorsome palate.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2007 Vintage) Mouth-watering aromas of passionfruit and lemongrass led with the spiciness of just-picked tomatoes tossed with fresh basil. Many small parcels of fruit, ripened under ideal conditions, bring layers of complexity to the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. The palate has exceptional richness, with ripe gooseberry flavours and a hint of fresh fennel leading to a powerful, crisp finish.

Shipping Information

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Brilliant fruit flavors and intense varietal character are the hallmarks of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Often reminiscent of gooseberries, lychees and other tropical fruits, the intense flavors of this exuberant wine are backed up with bracing acidity. Vinification methods retain the freshness of the distinctive fruit characteristics with a portion barrel-fermented to enhance palate structure. Enjoy this wine in its youth for its startlingly fresh, racy aromas and tangy, flavorsome palate.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2008 Vintage) Tangerine, mango and citrus flavors are pure and focused, smooth, round and wonderfully refreshing, with peach, Key lime pie, mineral, and floral elements that really take off on the finish. Drink now.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/07.