Sauvignon Republic Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Intense grass and roasted chili on the nose almost smoky mineral tones as well, smells like a riverbed, A bit light, disconcertingly so, with adequate acidity but a rather blowzy feel in the mouth, moderate flavors of gooseberry and green plum on the palate with a touch of zesty herb and lime, rather low key and boring though the lightness grows on you. Eminently drinkable and friendly. 85pts

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Sauvignon Republic Cellars:
A tight focus on one varietal only. We are not trying to be all things to all people! We are committed to becoming the experts on Sauvignon Blanc and our commitment to produce it around the world in the best locations should give us unique visibility. We see wine as food. It is not something apart but there to be enjoyed with the rest of the foods at the meal. This may seem obvious but much o... Read more
A tight focus on one varietal only. We are not trying to be all things to all people! We are committed to becoming the experts on Sauvignon Blanc and our commitment to produce it around the world in the best locations should give us unique visibility. We see wine as food. It is not something apart but there to be enjoyed with the rest of the foods at the meal. This may seem obvious but much of the promotion and sales of wine treats it as something separate from the rest of the meal. We detect, especially in these times, a longing by many of us to more fully enjoy the pleasures of the table. Wine can be an important conduit for connection and friendship. All of our activities (recipes, events, etc.) will recognize and support this view. We are active in organizations like SLOW Food, The Chef's Collaborative and others that encourage a healthy, food centered life style. The four gents involved in together bring a boatload of wine and culinary experience that should help make this Sauvignon Republic Cellars an exciting and fun operation. We are committed to innovation and practices both in the vineyard as well as in the winery that will yield the best quality wine that we can make. Our decision to use the Stelvin (screw cap) closure only on our wines is an example of this commitment. This closure is clearly superior to cork finished wines that too often suffer from incidences of cork taint. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Sauvignon Republic Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,954
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/10/2009

Intense grass and roasted chili on the nose almost smoky mineral tones as well, smells like a riverbed, A bit light, disconcertingly so, with adequate acidity but a rather blowzy feel in the mouth, moderate flavors of gooseberry and green plum on the palate with a touch of zesty herb and lime, rather low key and boring though the lightness grows on you. Eminently drinkable and friendly. 85pts


Member Reviews for Sauvignon Republic Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: Zuiko
540750816
3.50 5
11/09/2012

Their 2012 has a pungent nose of lime and Gardenia flowers. The acid balance is about right--too much acid is a common NZ SB flaw. The amount of fruit is excellent- finishes nice with some spice- Slight Rosemary. Very nice effort. My rating -- 89--- How could this wine be improved? Add some semillon to give it more body and complexity.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/12/2010

Clear bright, generous aromas of gooseberries, citrus & grass, rich acids carry notes of greenberries, orange rind, limes and minerals with terrific mouthfeel and a long finish. A steal from Trader Joe's!


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
497729839
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/09/2010

90 points. The nose on this wine was explosive with tons of complexity showing through. There are lush tropical fruit and floral tones, an absolutely textbook example of fig, ripe passionfruit, gooseberry, endless green fruit, and even a faint hint of rose. The flavor was equally impressive with lots of sharp acid, gooseberries, figs, and a nice chalkiness with some tropical fruit tones around the edges. This wine had great balance between ripe fruit and clean minerality. This is a very well made wine and an excellent example of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. I like this wine more than a number of Sauvignon Blancs I’ve had from Marlborough. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #4: Sauvignon Republic http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/04/23/ )


Snooth User: Bergenser
3160274
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/06/2011

For the price of $7 this excellent Savignon Blanc from Savignon Republic is worth 4 glasses. Fun wine to drink on a hot summer evening and has so many different tastes as you sip the wine.


Snooth User: sancher00
1325224
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/12/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: Mark1975
95811126
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/17/2009

In your face (and nose) style. Pungent gooseberry, nice acid, but not over the top. Easy to drink.


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
124190437
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/26/2010

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Sauvignon Republic Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Stellenbosch


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Grassy and herbal mdash; verging on vegetal mdash; but with just enough ripe nectarine flavors to help provide a sense of balance. Itrsquo;s nicely round in the mouth, with a soft, easygoing finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 10/06/2009

Lively generous and appealing for its juicy grapefruit and grapefruit peel flavors which persist into the finish. Hints at green apple and gravel as this lingers.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/30/2010

Sauvignon Republic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008 and all other premium wine from Sauvignon Republic available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from New Zealand and all over the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 10/06/2009

91WS see above next screen for discounted case price


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

Grassy and herbal - verging on vegetal - but with just enough ripe nectarine flavors to help provide a sense of balance. It's nicely round in the mouth, with a soft, easygoing finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

Lively, generous and appealing for its juicy grapefruit peel flavors, which persist into the finish. Hints at green apple and gravel as this lingers. Drink now.


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