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Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Section 94 Single Vineyard 2010
Bright straw green. Refreshingly intense concentration of citrus, tropical fruits and fragrant fresh summer herbs, underpinned by an appealing degree of minerality. Generous full bodied wine displaying an excellent balance of fruit and acidity with a fine citrus infused finish, a portion of indigenous ferment adding depth and richness. Match with seafood – especially oysters, scallops and mussels, but also salads, white meats and mild cheeses. Ideally enjoyed young, but may be cellared for several years.
Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and James and Wendy Healy. Our philosophy is total involvement by the partners from the vineyard through the winemaking process to marketing regionally distinctive and vineyard expressive wines.
Editorial Reviews for Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Section 94 Single Vineyard
Very complex on the nose with notes of smoky flint, dried chili, roast chili, a hint of sulfur, and more vegetal notes. A bit of green bean, green pea. This is a very broad and soft vintage for Section 94, lacking some of the firmness of previous vintages but making up for it with a round, almost lush mouth-feel. The flavors here are mostly orchard fruit tones with only hints of tropical character, though good acids drives the finish, adding some verve back into the equation. Juicy lemon tones on finale. 90pts
External Reviews for Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Section 94 Single Vineyard
20% of Dog Point's 2010 Sauvignon Blanc was naturally fermented. It offers expressive notes of fresh grapefruit, lemon zest, kumquat and under-ripe pineapple with hints of bay leaf, fennel seed and baking bread. Medium bodied with a wonderful concent... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2010 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 750ml
This distinctive white features a whiff of toasted popcorn kernel, giving way to a juicy mouthful of lemon, lime, melon and mineral flavors and bright acidity. Drink now.
20% of Dog Pointrsquo;s 2010 Sauvignon Blanc was naturally fermented. It offers expressive notes of fresh grapefruit, lemon zest, kumquat and under-ripe pineapple with hints of bay leaf, fennel seed and baking bread. Medium bodied with a wonderful concentration of citrus, tropical and spice flavors, it gives a great backbone of refreshing acidity and a long yeasty finish. Drink it now to 2014.
Intense and highly aromatic featuring juicy acidity this white offers grassy floral and fresh jalape
Slightly reduced aromas and flavors of yellow peach plum soft citrus fruits and spices. Very concentrated and densely packed with strong acidity giving tension to the middle palate. Has the sheer intensity to support its vanillin oak component. Finishes impressively long but a bit reduced. Ironically this was the most reduced sauvignon in a long flight of bottles I tasted one day and it was the only one that was sealed with a cork. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Bright pale yellow. Knockout, varietally expressive nose offers musky grapefruit peel, lemon, orange, tangerine, anise, pepper and tarragon. Densely packed and penetrating, with superb definition to the flavors of lemon, grapefruit, licorice and peppery herbs. A floral element gives added lift to the middle palate. Really pristine and uncompromising on the very long, spicy finish. Conveys outstanding energy and yet this beauty is pliant rather than hard.
Complex on the nose and richly textured in the mouth, this wine delivers it all. Hints of struck flint and wild onion accent grapefruit aromas, while the flavors range easily from pink grapefruit and red currant to delicate herb shadings. Itandrsquo;s full without being too full, with a potent yet refreshing finish that seemingly lingers forever.
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