Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Straw colored in the glass. Intensely strong nose and powerful flavors of apple, pineapple, melon, grass and minerals. Nicely balanced acidity and reasonably complex. Harmonious balance in all its elements. Lingers on the finish. Very highly recommended. - Schreiner's Winers "Springtime Sauvignon Blanc" Tasting 3/12/10Add winemaker's notes
Dashwood is a brand of wines produced by Vavasour in the Awatere Valley in New Zealand. These wines use fruit sourced from the Awatere as well as Wairau Valley, which gives them a balance of ripened, fruit-forward flavors and minerality. These are everyday drinking wines meant to be consumed young upon release.
Straw colored in the glass. Intensely strong nose and powerful flavors of apple, pineapple, melon, grass and minerals. Nicely balanced acidity and reasonably complex. Harmonious balance in all its elements. Lingers on the finish. Very highly recommended. - Schreiner's Winers "Springtime Sauvignon Blanc" Tasting 3/12/10
Powerful and pleasant pineapple and kiwi on the nose, with a flavor that follows suit. A very refreshing wine, which should not be drunk with a thirst because it would be easy to over-indulge. Quite unique, a fun wine.
Wonderful with Maine scallops citrus butter sauce!
The passionfruit takes it to a new level.
External Reviews for Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc
Pale yellow. Aromas of soft citrus fruits, herbs and spices. Fresh and intensely flavored but at the same time round, with flavors of peach and ripe citrus fruits. A fruit-driven style that combines enticing sweetness with harmonious, juicy acidity.
Focused and ripe, with outstanding intensity to lime juice, guava, grapefruit and stone fruit flavors, wrapped with pointed minerality and lingering sweet pea notes. Drink now.
Pale, bright yellow. Grapefruit and tarragon on the slightly herbal nose. Juicy and quite dry, with classic citrus and herbal sauvignon flavors offering good intensity. Could use more depth but finishes with decent persistence.
Lively, juicy style has tangy lime and passion fruit aromas and flavors that persist on the clean finish. Drink now.
Very pale color. Aromas of pepper., lemon and lichee. Juicy and slightly tart, but with good weight in the mouth and some exotic fruit notes. Finishes with a bit of unabsorbed acidity.
Round, easily approachable Sauvignon Blanc, with pink grapefruit aromas and flavors that verge on red berries. A hint of grassiness keeps it true to type, with citrus flavors that define the finish. Drink now.
Sourced from the Awatare and Wairau Valleys (50/50). Fresh green fruit on the nose: apple with a touch of lime and gooseberry. Very clean. Light, fresh and elegant on the palate. Simple, well crafted commercial Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now. Tasted January 2008.