Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2008

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Shoppers Vineyard
Clifton, NJ (220 mi)
USD 12.99
750ml
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Lemon, lime and a bit of stone fruit, mostly peach aroma. Lots of acidity, puckering grapefruit and lemon freshness, with a finish that's a little ... Read more

Light green yellow color with aromas of melon and grass. Light to medium bodied with hints of tropical fruits, grapefruit, and a bite of acidity to... Read more

Very grassy, metallic tangy wine, with a real quartz mineral quality. Lean nose offering grass and gooseberries. Read more

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3.00 5
08/21/2009

Lemon, lime and a bit of stone fruit, mostly peach aroma. Lots of acidity, puckering grapefruit and lemon freshness, with a finish that's a little creamier.

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Snooth User: tabednar
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3.00 5
10/20/2010

Light green yellow color with aromas of melon and grass. Light to medium bodied with hints of tropical fruits, grapefruit, and a bite of acidity toward the finish. Well balanced but subtle.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
08/21/2009

Very grassy, metallic tangy wine, with a real quartz mineral quality. Lean nose offering grass and gooseberries.


Snooth User: MrRiesling
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4.00 5
05/30/2010

Fresh, crisp tropical flavors on the nose. Nice acid. Wonderful summer wine. Beautiful art work on the bottle. Good stuff!


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
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3.00 5
01/13/2010

This wine had all of the characteristics I enjoy in a Sauvignon Blanc: light, citrus, & easy to drink. The apple and fruit flavors were understated, which I prefer. All things considered, this was a pleasant wine, but doesn't stand our as one of the best or one of the worst.


Snooth User: Violetstardom
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3.00 5
09/14/2009

Vibrant spring green grass on the nose, tasted like I just bit into a bunch of fresh arugula--greens mixed with strong peppery notes. Very unique.


Snooth User: alisaglem
191845109
4.00 5
08/24/2009

Crisp and light. I really liked the "green" hints to it, green apples, melon, gooseberries.


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External Reviews for Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

External Review
05/19/2011

Tart, and lively, with pear and lime flavors that echo nicely on the open-textured finish. Drink now.


External Review
05/19/2011

Pleasantly soft and round, this is a good value Sauvignon Blanc for drinking over the next few months. Hints of stone fruit offset herbal notes reminiscent of crushed tomato leaf.


External Review
05/16/2010

This Sauvignon Blanc has a plush, approachable style, highlighted by the refreshing fruit accents and acidity that characterize wines from this region. The wine shows flavors of honeydew melon, passion fruit, and peach over a citrus background.


External Review
09/27/2011

The quality here has been consistent over the past few vintages, offering solid value in an easy-drinking style. It leads with herbal aromas, but the flavors are less green, more melon and fig carried by a sense of creamy lushness.


External Review
09/27/2011

Smooth and juicy, showing fragrant lemongrass, thyme and fresh grass notes that mingle nicely with bright lemon-lime and tart green apple flavors. There's a nice balance of power and elegance. Drink now.


External Review
05/19/2011

Grassy, with very good depth to quince and lime skin flavors. Drink now.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The freshly pressed juice was allowed to cold soak with the skins and pulp of the grapes for 2-3 days to integrate flavors and build body prior to fermentation. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks was cool and slow, lasting 3-4 weeks.

Tasting Notes:

The Starborough 2008 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has a plush, approachable style, highlighted by the refreshing fruit accents and acidity that characterize wines from this region. The wine shows flavors of honeydew melon, passion fruit, and peach over a citrus background.

The freshly pressed juice was allowed to cold soak with the skins and pulp of the grapes for 2-3 days to integrate flavors and build body prior to fermentation. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks was cool and slow, lasting 3-4 weeks.

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Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.31
Sugar: 4.0 grams per liter Total Acidity: 7.0 grams per liter

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