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340 Ratings
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
$24.59 USD
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Cloudy Bay

Style

White

Wine Description

The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted notes of elderflower, green lime zest, and stone fruit. The palate is ripe, fine and succulent, offering zesty ripe citrus flavors coupled with an edge of minerality and sweet herbs. A small barrel ferment component gives balancing flesh to the wine's crisp refreshing acidity.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2014 Vintage) Pale straw green in colour and mouth-wateringly fragrant, the 2003 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is redolent of a mid-summer kitchen ... ripe passionfruit, yellow plums, juicy limes and freshly picked basil. The palate is pure and refreshing with all the hallmarks of a small but perfectly formed crop ... flavours that echo the aromas, with piercing concentration, impeccably balanced acidity ...and a long, crisp finish.

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    Incredible dessert wine . Intense candied fruit flavors. Cloudy Bay late harvest riesling 2008 from New Zealand imported by Moet Hennessey USA. Perry and Paula 12/14/13 after dinner at County.

    over 2 years
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    Shining example if Marlborough NZ Sauv blanc. Limestone, tropical fruit nose. Beautifully acidic with a citrus, lemon and tropical fruit.

    almost 2 years
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    Great everyday white. Sweet and flavorful.

    over 2 years
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    Lemon, grapefruit, well balanced

    about 2 years
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    very fruity and tart, no good!

    almost 3 years
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    From Kalena. Very good

    about 2 years
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    Fruity

    over 2 years
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    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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 Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/04
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/05
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/07.