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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

Zesty lime and grapefruit aromas are the first to emerge from the nose of our 2013 sauvignon blanc, followed by nectarine and lemongrass tones. The palate is fresh and focused with ripe citrus, stonefruit, fennel and mineral notes lingering on the persistent finish. Our sauvignon blanc is a delicious partner to a tomato and goat curd salad drizzled with fresh basil oil.

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Cloudy Bay Vineyards:
Cloudy Bay has been the benchmark New Zealand wine, from the iconic New Zealand winemaker Kevin Judd, since its founding in 1985 as one of the first 5 wineries in Marlborough. The ultra-premium wines express the purity and intensity of fruit flavors naturally afforded by the top vineyard sites and maritime climate.

Member Reviews for Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: krzaczek
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4.00 5
02/01/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: Stephen Harvey
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/19/2011

Excellent SUmmer wine, very good subtle capsicum without overdoing it, not to grassy and herbal, good peach and pineapple fruit flavours


Snooth User: kwistie
419154103
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/30/2010

Smooth pear mango fruit balanced sweet.


Snooth User: zyry0301
30593845
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/25/2012

Love it, but with it can be expensive if you don't look. I've seen this anywhere from $15 to $30. It's good but perhaps not a great value unless you find it on sale near that $15 range.


Snooth User: Bluebeans
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/10/2011

Fresh, zesty green citrus and fruity!! It goes so well with my tuna nigiri!


Snooth User: ArchieBorealis
10057237
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/27/2015

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: colinrchorley
330901,228
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/22/2009

I have to be honest and say I was really looking forward to opening this bottle simply because of the fame but afterwards I was left thoroughly disappointed. A real green tint once poured, massive apple flavour straight away before a real sharpness takes over. Although drinkable, I can't help but feel the price dictated there should be more to it as I have had other Sauvignon Blanc's for a lot less which have just as much going for them as this. The hype is overblown.


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External Reviews for Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/17/2015

The name Cloudy Bay has become synonymous with outstanding New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Captain Cook coined the phrase on his voyage to New Zealand in 1770, giving the name to the bay at the east end of Wairau Valley. The winery and vineyards are situated there at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. This unique, cool wine growing region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. The winery owns over 200 acres of estate vineyards there and continues to turn out some of New Zealand’s best wines. This 2013 is as ripe and pure as ever. Wine Spectator scored it 90 points saying "Graceful and elegant, with spice, Meyer lemon and quince notes up front. This is silky smooth but shows tremendous power on the finish, where crisp, clean acidity and flavors of mineral, ruby grapefruit and stone fruit crescendo. Drink now."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

The name Cloudy Bay has become synonymous with outstanding New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Captain Cook coined the phrase on his voyage to New Zealand in 1770, giving the name to the bay at the east end of Wairau Valley. The winery and vineyards are situated there at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. This unique, cool wine growing region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. The winery owns over 200 acres of estate vineyards there and continues to turn out some of New Zealand’s best wines. This 2013 is as ripe and pure as ever. Rich flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, mango and melon with wonderfully refreshing acidity and lime and mineral notes on the finish.


External Review
10/17/2013

Scented and summery, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc has deliciously vibrant aromatics that infuse the tropical fragrance of fresh passionfruit and juicy pineapples with garden-fresh basil and the spiciness of crushed tomato leaves. The palate is long and succulent, combining exotic fruits with ripe, red capsicum and a twist of green olive... beautifully complemented by crisp natural acidity and a hint of lime zest.


External Review
03/21/2014

The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc presents pleasantly intense notes of gooseberries fresh grass and green apples with hints of capsicum and dill seed. Medium-bodied crisp and refreshing on the palate thanks to plenty of vibrant citrus and vegetal flavors it finishes long with some silkiness to the mouthfeel. Drink it now to 2016. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
11/04/2014

The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc presents pleasantly intense notes of gooseberries, fresh grass and green apples with hints of capsicum and dill seed. Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing on the palate thanks to plenty of vibrant citrus and vegetal flavors, it finishes long with some silkiness to the mouthfeel. Drink it now to 2016. - Robert Parker 89 Points


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2014

The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc presents pleasantly intense notes of gooseberries, fresh grass and green apples with hints of capsicum and dill seed. Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing on the palate thanks to plenty of vibrant citrus and vegetal flavors, it finishes long with some silkiness to the mouthfeel. Drink it now to 2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2014

Graceful and elegant, with spice, Meyer lemon and quince notes up front. This is silky smooth but shows tremendous power on the finish, where crisp, clean acidity and flavors of mineral, ruby grapefruit and stone fruit crescendo. Drink now.


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Zesty lime and grapefruit aromas are the first to emerge from the nose of our 2013 sauvignon blanc, followed by nectarine and lemongrass tones. The palate is fresh and focused with ripe citrus, stonefruit, fennel and mineral notes lingering on the persistent finish. Our sauvignon blanc is a delicious partner to a tomato and goat curd salad drizzled with fresh basil oil.

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