Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and lightly pressed in order to avoid over extraction of bitter tannins from the skins. The must was then fermented in upright stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures for 30 days. The wine was filtered prior to bottling.

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Member Reviews for Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
04/21/2011

lime zest, minerality, lots of lime, yellow grapefruit, refreshing and easy drinking


Snooth User: Mimi Kim
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3.00 5
05/12/2011

Heavy on the pear with apple and salty minerality


Snooth User: Rich Tomko
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3.00 5
04/28/2011

really enjoyed this wine - nice fruit and good acidity


Snooth User: Leah Mansback
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4.00 5
04/22/2011

Tastes of strawberries, apricots, ripe fruit. Very smooth and delicious.


Snooth User: Hana Choi
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3.50 5
04/28/2011

Beautifully floral bouquet filled with pineapple and lime. Smooth finish, might have to make this my go-to SB this summer!

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  • Snooth User: heathbodell
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    3.00 5
    05/04/2011

    Floral nose. Crisp and slightly citrus.


    Snooth User: nvansicklen
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    3.00 5
    04/22/2011

    Lots of lime and citrus flavors. Would pair really nice with grilled chicken on a hot summer day.


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    External Reviews for Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

    External Review
    05/22/2011

    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
    04/13/2011

    WS 90pts. - According to the Wine Spectator: Smooth and juicy, with fragrant lemongrass, thyme and fresh, grassy notes that mingle nicely with bright lemon-lime and tart green apple flavors. There's a nice balance of power and elegance. Drink now. Tasting Notes - The 2009 Starborough Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc s crisp, approachable style is characterized by layers of citrus and ripe tropical fruit with some herbal notes. The wine shows flavors of passion fruit, guava and kiwi over a citrus background.


    External Review
    05/22/2011

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


    External Review
    05/22/2011

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



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    Tasting Notes:

    The 2009 Starborough Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc’s crisp, approachable style is characterized by layers of citrus and ripe tropical fruit with some herbal notes. The wine shows flavors of passion fruit, guava and kiwi over a citrus background.

    The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and lightly pressed in order to avoid over extraction of bitter tannins from the skins. The must was then fermented in upright stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures for 30 days. The wine was filtered prior to bottling.

    Wine Specs:

    Sugar: .4 grams per liter Total Acidity: .74 grams per liter

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