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Martha Clara Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc North Fork 2011

Member Review by ericaswallow:

Nose gives expectations of fresh, citrus taste. No surprises here. Lemon peeps and grapefruit on the palate. It's so fresh it reminds me of mouthwash.

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Martha Clara Vineyards:
In 1978, the Entenmann family agreed to sell their family company and move on to greener pastures. One of Martha Clara’s sons, Robert Entenmann, purchased a potato farm and transformed it into a thoroughbred horse farm on the North Fork of Long Island. Throughout the years he enjoyed his horses and the beauty of the area. However, he couldn't help but notice the changing landscape all around hi... Read more
In 1978, the Entenmann family agreed to sell their family company and move on to greener pastures. One of Martha Clara’s sons, Robert Entenmann, purchased a potato farm and transformed it into a thoroughbred horse farm on the North Fork of Long Island. Throughout the years he enjoyed his horses and the beauty of the area. However, he couldn't help but notice the changing landscape all around him. The neighboring potato farms began to give way to vineyards; it was just a matter of time before he would follow suit. In 1995 Robert caught the grape bug and planted 18 acres of vitis vinifera grapes. Over the next four years his vineyard acreage grew to over 100 acres as he anxiously waited for the grapes to come of age. Robert Entenmann, owner of Martha Clara Vineyards, named the venture after his mother, Martha Clara Entenmann. Read less

Member Reviews for Martha Clara Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc North Fork

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Snooth User: ericaswallow
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/25/2011

Nose gives expectations of fresh, citrus taste. No surprises here. Lemon peeps and grapefruit on the palate. It's so fresh it reminds me of mouthwash.

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  • Snooth User: LennThompson
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    0.00 5
    Vintage: 2004 12/10/2008

    It takes a little extra swirling to coax the faint grapefruit and lemon aromas out of this wine but fresh acidity and citrus flavors make this easily recognizable as sauvignon blanc, even if it’s a bit neutral in the flavor department.


    External Reviews for Martha Clara Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc North Fork

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    Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

    Martha Clara Vineyards, located on Sound Avenue on Long Island's North Fork, is owned by the Entenmann family – yes, the makers of those supermarket pastries. And while I once viewed them mainly as a tourist attraction, known more for their jam-packed event calendar than their wines, that seems to be changing of late. Sure, they still make (and sell) a ton of their white zinfandel-style rosé with the cute beagle label, along with the Glacier's End line of wines. But a look further down on the tasting sheet reveals wines with nice varietal character that are worth elbowing your way up to their always-packed tasting bar for – their most recent Sauvignon Blanc release is one such bottling.It is an extremely fruity and slightly unique rendition of the variety from a very ripe 2005 vintage on Long Island's North Fork. Typical aromas of cut grass, herbs and grapefruit are replaced by richer fruits like juicy peach, guava and passion fruit. Similar flavors — with a little grapefruit and mineral nuance — continue from start to finish. The mid-palate is soft and lush, but the wine finishes with a tingle of acidity.Winemaker Gilles Martin compares this Sauvignon to those of the Loire Valley in France. While there is some Loire in this wine, this is all Long Island.




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