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2010 Smart Cookie Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

To be perfectly honest, the last few Sauvignon Blanc tastings haven’t gone particularly well.  First, the an amazingly vegetal Marlborough turned off almost everyone I had try it.  Then the pick for the Wine Back to Basics series wasn’t much … Continue reading

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2010 Stony Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Welcome to the second of six tastings for a back to wine basics series. Following riesling in the tasting order is the bright, green, and grassy Sauvignon Blanc. Unlike riesling, Sauvignon Blanc thrives in slightly warmer climates, with the best … Continue reading

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2011 Starborough Sauvignon Blanc

When I bought 2011 Starborough Sauvignon Blanc and 2010 Kemblefield Sauvignon Blanc, the intention was to compare them, and show the difference between two wines from the same region.  Same area, same grape, same style.   Even though there was … Continue reading

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2010 Kemblefield Sauvignon Blanc

Sometimes, when you open a bottle of wine, and the first smell hits your nose, you just can’t believe the aroma.  Other times, you happen to be confused if it was wine you just opened.  Such is the curious case … Continue reading

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N/V Yellow Tail Sauvignon Blanc

It always seems concerning when the grapes for a wine have moved so far from where they were originally grown.  While it’s no surprise that Yellow Tail has it’s hands in a lot of pies, it’s always concerning to see … Continue reading

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2009 Coopers Creek Sauvignon Blanc

If there was a wine that put New Zealand on the world class wine level, it was undoubtedly sauvignon blanc.  Crisp, refreshing, and full of gooseberry and tropical fruits, these wines are great partners for seafood, but are they great … Continue reading

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