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Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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Pale straw green in colour with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is zesty and aromatic with lots of lively, penetrating fruit characters. A concentration of tropical and gooseberry flavours with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing.

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Oyster Bay Wines:
Internationally-recognised for producing "elegant, assertive wines with glorious fruit flavours", Oyster Bay is also a winemaker with great viticultural vision. It was Oyster Bay that had the foresight, over two decades ago, to recognise the enormous wine-growing potential that lay beneath the stony, alluvial soils of a marginal sheep farming district in New Zealand's Hawkes Bay. Today that region is producing New Zealand's finest merlots.

Member Reviews for Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
1073394748
3.00 5
05/17/2015

A bit fruitier than the 13 vintage, still has nice acidity with a pineapple finish.


Snooth User: calywa
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/02/2013

Nice


Snooth User: Mike Madaio
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/26/2012

Juicy, fresh and delicious.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/11/2011

Clear pale straw, bright aromas of gooseberries, cut grass and minerals, lively on the palate with notes of green tree fruits, green apples and lime, focused and lingering, refreshing acidity and lively...a definitive Kiwi SB that's a great value.


Snooth User: wineguider
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 12/23/2010

Even as Oyster Bay approaches room temperature in your glass, it keeps its cool. It's a bit minerally, has a lot of fresh citrus flavor, and is nicely crisp, dry and refreshing, while still providing some nice fruit overtones. I would call it a crowd-pleaser, because it gives you just a tiny bit of “fireworks on your tongue,” and I can’t imagine . . . http://wineguider.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/oyster-bay-sauvignon-blanc/


Snooth User: Nina Syr
880338106
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/27/2012

That was a very nice surprise! Nose is amazingly aromatic, parfumy and fruity. Pale straw with touch of green color. On the palate fresh, crisp acidity, citrus, passion fruit and a little fizz.


Snooth User: ccarte2
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/07/2011

Lovely!!


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External Reviews for Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/27/2015

The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctly regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours. It all starts in the vineyard. We treat each vineyard block and parcel of wine individually. The fruit is crushed, gently pressed and the juice is cold settled. A long, slow temperature controlled fermentation and immediate bottling after winemaking, retains all the wonderful fruit flavours and aromas that are present. Pale straw green in colour with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is zesty and aromatic with lots of lively fruit characters. A concentration of assertive passionfruit and tropical fruit flavours with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing. - Winery


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

This successful brand is a huge seller in Australia, and the company reports that 200,000 cases of this vintage are available in the U.S.. It's a little less overt than many Marlborough Sauvignons, with restrained celery leaf and citrus aromas and flavors that finish with just a hint of sweetness.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

New Zealandrsquo;s Sauvignon Blanc is often suggested as an alternative to Chardonnay. Its incredibly bright flavor, snappy acidity and fresh, easy feel are a perfect contrast to the rich, buttery full-bodied style of Chardonnay that is most popular. The citrus, pineapple and kiwi fruit tones most common in New Zealandrsquo;s Sauvignon Blanc are paired with intensely green aromatics that recall gooseberries, freshly cut grass, and jalapentilde;os, offering an unusual and unusually compelling blend of savory and sweet that has found a huge following.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

Why is Oyster Bay so popular? Well, the price is great, that always helps. Then therersquo;s the light body and bright acidity, which is always refreshing on a hot day, and helps it to pair well with many light dishes. The flavors are great: delicious, fresh citrus and tropical fruit notes, highlighted with fresh dill and chive. But really, the main reason we sell so much Oyster Bay is that each of these elements are present year after year, making this Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc a consistent winner and always a safe choice!


External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/19/2011

Good pale color. Aromas of grapefruit pith, oregano and curry powder, plus a slightly sweaty sauvignon note. Juicy but not hard, with fresh acidity framing the rather delicate soft citrus flavors. Needs to be served with food.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 08/01/2012

Citrus, herb and grass notes are balanced around a core of vibrant acidity. Finishes with the slightest touch of coarseness. Drink now.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2010 04/12/2011

Pale straw green in colour with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blancis zesty and aromatic with lots of lively fruit characters. A concentration of assertive passionfruit and tropi


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Pale straw green in colour with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is zesty and aromatic with lots of lively, penetrating fruit characters. A concentration of tropical and gooseberry flavours with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing.

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