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Sauvignon Republic Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2006

Member Review by drdebs:

Lime and lime zest dominate this jazzy SB, both in the aromas and the palate. Finish has a strip of jalapeno pepper in it, very distinctive. Great with chicken fajitas, ceviche, etc.

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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

Member Reviews for Sauvignon Republic Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch

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Snooth User: drdebs
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3.50 5
04/17/2008

Lime and lime zest dominate this jazzy SB, both in the aromas and the palate. Finish has a strip of jalapeno pepper in it, very distinctive. Great with chicken fajitas, ceviche, etc.


Snooth User: dpezz
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5.00 5
10/26/2007

Light, with tones of grapfruit, but not too citrusy. Not too grassy like some others from this region. Wonderful wine, my favorite sauvignon blanc from New Zealand.


Snooth User: ilVino
5538724
3.50 5
07/10/2008

Clean and crisp. Citrus and fresh cut grass on the nose. Very drinkable.


Snooth User: SarahB
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3.50 5
11/17/2007

Nice acidity. Would have preferred a bit more minerality.


External Reviews for Sauvignon Republic Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Bright, pale yellow. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, fresh herbs, anise and gooseberry. Supple and intense, with some CO2 perking up the flavors of citrus pith, grapefruit and minerals. Brisk and dry but not austere. Finishes with a firm edge and good dusty persistence.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine & Spirits ReviewThis wine's cut-grass greenness is soft rather than piercing, its zesty spice lasting with the clarity of the fruit.Wine Tasting NotesClassic pale-straw color with rich pineapple, grapefruit, and tropical fruit layers and a touch of herbal "green" Sauvignon notes. Multiple vineyard sources allowed the assembly of a blend that showcases fruitiness and refreshing acidity supported by a surprising richness and length of finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

From Stellenbosch producer Sauvignon Republic Cellars, this wine has an undeniably South Africa character, with its tropical fruit aromas and flavors mingled with a crisp minerality. It's clean and crisp but full of upfront flavor.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A lean, steely version, with gooseberry, flint and lime flavors that run through the racy finish. Drink now.




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