Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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Our Sauvignon Blanc is all about expressive fruit flavors. The wine possesses a light straw color and tropical aromas of guava, melon and citrus. The palate exhibits the same fine flavors followed by a crisp, dry, flinty finish.

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Clifford Bay Estate Ltd:
Eric and Beverley Bowers formed Clifford Bay in 1994 after recognising early that the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand was a region of great winemaking promise. Along with partners Graham and Thelma Cains and Chris Wilson the vineyard was established on the banks of the beautiful Awatere River that flows from its birth in the high country alpine basins. Since the first award winn... Read more
Eric and Beverley Bowers formed Clifford Bay in 1994 after recognising early that the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand was a region of great winemaking promise. Along with partners Graham and Thelma Cains and Chris Wilson the vineyard was established on the banks of the beautiful Awatere River that flows from its birth in the high country alpine basins. Since the first award winning vintage in 1997, Clifford Bay has continued to produce exceptional wines from our own and several premium vineyards located in the Awatere Valley. Our latest Sauvignon Blanc continues a proud tradition of every vintage we have produced winning Gold Medals. The Marlborough region is widely recognised as producing the best Sauvignon Blanc the world has to offer and the Awatere Valley is becoming widely recognised for its own distinct Marlborough flavour. The climate is punctuated with cool nights and dry sunny days offering the grapes a long slow ripening period which in turn produces very aromatic and intensely flavoured wines. Complementing those natural attributes are the skills in vineyard management and winemaking, which Managing Director Eric Bowers describes as "a great team operation”. The end result is four beautiful, award-winning Clifford Bay wines. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Read less

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Snooth User: Wolle
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3.50 5
06/13/2012

My Rating 87: I'm not a fan of white wines! This has a nice nose of Apple aroma which also shows up in the taste. The body is dry as it should be . The wine overall very drinkable. Price was good at Costco. On sale for under $ 7.-


Snooth User: YouBooze
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3.50 5
06/02/2012

Clifford Bay has become my go to Sauvignon Blanc, as I am recovering Kim Crawford addict. Hailing from the renowned Awatere Valley, adding tropical flavors along with crisp and smooth minerality. This wine has room-filling aromas of guava, grapefruit and hints of moist grass. On the palate this wine's bursts with flavors of tropical and citrus fruits and has a balanced amount of mouth watering acidity. More on the "guava-side" of sauvignon blancs, this one has become one of my daily go-to's. Enjoy.


External Reviews for Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc has intense aromas of fresh grass, hay, gooseberry and pineapple chunks. There's a good concentration of passion fruit and fresh herbs on the medium bodied palate with crisp acid and a long finish. Drink it now to 2013. Either someone has their calculations wrong or this winery is selling its wine into the US well below the New Zealand recommended retail prices, because if the prices I've been given are correct then this pair from Clifford Bay offers amazing value!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Fresh and appealing, but definitely on the green side of the Sauvignon Blanc spectrum. This medium-bodied wine features pungent sweaty and grassy aromas, as well as leafy, green-tomato flavors.



Our Sauvignon Blanc is all about expressive fruit flavors. The wine possesses a light straw color and tropical aromas of guava, melon and citrus. The palate exhibits the same fine flavors followed by a crisp, dry, flinty finish.

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