369 Ratings
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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Wine Description

The 2011 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc embodies the quintessential Marlborough style – full-flavored and medium-bodied with fragrant notes of peach, gooseberry and ripe tropical fruit, followed by freshly cut herb undertones. Showcasing a brilliant straw color, this elegant wine refreshes the palate with a long, clean finish.

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    Big strawberries and balanced citrus, grassy and bright. Honeydew.

    about 4 years
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    crisp fruit peel with pears and lime finish. mildly dry.

    over 4 years
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    Sweet and delicous. Best Savignon Blanc yet!

    over 1 year
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    Nice sweet white. Not too dry.

    over 4 years
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    Very crisp. Acid. Tasty.

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/04
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2007 Vintage) Bright, pale straw. Knockout nose combines lemon, lime, pear, melon, flowers, licorice and jalapeno, with a spicy ginger quality emerging with air. Then deep and fresh on the palate, with juicy pineapple and grapefruit flavors complicated by a hint of crystallized citrus peel. There's an element of varietally typical herbaceousness but this wine is ripe, balanced and long.