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Sauvignon Republic Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2007

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This Sauvignon incorporates elements of flavor from its surroundings and growing climate. Subtle tropical aromas with hints of passion fruit and citrus and minerality are the main themes with nuances of green notes and a crisp supporting acidity.

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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: awkwardballoon
21338937
3.50 5
07/14/2009

Refreshing summer wine with tropical flavors and crisp finish.


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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2.50 5
06/09/2010

82 points. Very interesting on the nose, complete with passionfruit and fig, unripe grapefruit, an almost smoky minerality, and a pleasant grassiness. Flavors of clamshell and gooseberries appear initially, giving way to a very faint nuttiness, pepper, smoke, and a firm green fig component at the end. The acidity is milder than I was expecting and there is a pretty good balance, although it comes across a little light. This is a pretty good wine overall,although I still think that there are quite a few Sauvignon Blancs being made in South Africa and New Zealand that could replace this wine at the quality and price range. If you’re looking to try a Sauvignon Blanc from Stellenbosch this would be an okay place to start, but better offerings do exist near or slightly above this price range. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #4: Sauvignon Republic http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/04/23/ )


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 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
3338236
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 07/10/2008

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


Snooth User: SarahB
325967
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/17/2007

Nice acidity. Would have preferred a bit more minerality.


Snooth User: acohn
4289673
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/07/2008

A classic sauv. blanc. Nose: citrus, pineapple, grass. Body: light, with just enough acidity to clear the palate. Palate: gentle combination of lemon, grapefruit, with hints of grass (not too vegetal, though) and other fruits. Finish: quick Secondary Fermentation: no, and not needed. Pair this with any of the classic white wine foods: a double-cream brie, trout almandine, chicken in a light cream sauce.


External Reviews for Sauvignon Republic Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Sauvignon Republic Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2007 and all other premium wine from Sauvignon Republic available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from South Africa and all over the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 05/22/2011

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


External Review
Vintage: 2006 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.



This Sauvignon incorporates elements of flavor from its surroundings and growing climate. Subtle tropical aromas with hints of passion fruit and citrus and minerality are the main themes with nuances of green notes and a crisp supporting acidity.

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