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Isabel Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2012 vintage saw its challenges in late spring with frosts affecting flowering, but the low yields were obviously to our advantage. Flavours explode from the glass! Intense lime and citrus, exotic fruit and floral notes... The palate is lively, but manages a smooth & round delivery' while exuding tropical fruit, tangy citrus and minerality. This is a bright, crisp and fresh Sauvignon Blanc, but in keeping with the Isabel style it offers good palate weight while maintaining balance and finesse. Certainly enjoyable in its youth, this wine will continue to develop in years to come. Not yet reviewed; 2011 vintage rated 90 points by International Wine Cellar: Pale yellow. Musky aromas of grapefruit pith and pepper lifted by limestone, with a subtle vegetal nuance contributing complexity. Rich, ripe and round but firm, thanks to solid underlying minerality. Nicely concentrated, smooth sauvignon with a long, gripping finish.

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Isabel Estate Vineyard Ltd:
Isabel Estate was established by Michael and Robyn Tiller in 1982. The winery remains family owned and operated and is proudly 100% estate grown, estate bottled.  Fruit is yielded from some of the oldest vines in the region and is entirely hand-picked. Isabel avoids the use of pesticides in the vineyard and animal products in the winery allowing wines to be enjoyed by the more sensitive con... Read more
Isabel Estate was established by Michael and Robyn Tiller in 1982. The winery remains family owned and operated and is proudly 100% estate grown, estate bottled.  Fruit is yielded from some of the oldest vines in the region and is entirely hand-picked. Isabel avoids the use of pesticides in the vineyard and animal products in the winery allowing wines to be enjoyed by the more sensitive consumer. Michael and Robyn continue to focus on offering wines that are true expressions of the terroir while balancing typical regional characteristics with finesse. Read less

Member Reviews for Isabel Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,167
3.50 5
08/11/2013

Very dry and crisp with slight carbonation and citrus notes.


Snooth User: npanuch
7227031
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/25/2011

Grape-fruity, fresh, crisp...great 4 summer!!


Snooth User: mhigby
562988
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/12/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Isabel Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/06/2011

Straw colored, the understated aromas reveal hints of lemon blossom, pound cake and subtle herbal notes. Very creamy on the palate, the broad textures are of medium weight and are infused with lemon flavors. There's almost a thick textural component ... Chuck Hayward. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2010 Isabel Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 03/16/2011

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2010 Isabel Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/08/2010

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2009 Isabel Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 750ml



The 2012 vintage saw its challenges in late spring with frosts affecting flowering, but the low yields were obviously to our advantage. Flavours explode from the glass! Intense lime and citrus, exotic fruit and floral notes... The palate is lively, but manages a smooth & round delivery' while exuding tropical fruit, tangy citrus and minerality. This is a bright, crisp and fresh Sauvignon Blanc, but in keeping with the Isabel style it offers good palate weight while maintaining balance and finesse. Certainly enjoyable in its youth, this wine will continue to develop in years to come. Not yet reviewed; 2011 vintage rated 90 points by International Wine Cellar: Pale yellow. Musky aromas of grapefruit pith and pepper lifted by limestone, with a subtle vegetal nuance contributing complexity. Rich, ripe and round but firm, thanks to solid underlying minerality. Nicely concentrated, smooth sauvignon with a long, gripping finish.

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