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The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2011

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"The Crossings 2011 Sauvignon Blanc presents a pronounced nose of passion fruit, pink grapefruit, and bay leaf with a slightly sweaty/musky undercurrent. Medium bodied, crisp and with a good concentration of apple and citrus flavors, it finishes medium-long."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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The Crossings:
A special place where early European settlers first crossed the fast flowing waters of the Awatere River in Marlborough, New Zealand. The Crossings was founded by a group of wine lovers who dreamed of crafting outstanding wines from grapes grown in the picturesque Awatere Valley in the Marlborough region at the north eastern tip of the South Island of New Zealand. Their dream was realised in ... Read more
A special place where early European settlers first crossed the fast flowing waters of the Awatere River in Marlborough, New Zealand. The Crossings was founded by a group of wine lovers who dreamed of crafting outstanding wines from grapes grown in the picturesque Awatere Valley in the Marlborough region at the north eastern tip of the South Island of New Zealand. Their dream was realised in 2001 with the first vintage of The Crossings. Today, with three superb vineyards producing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and a state-of-the-art winery, The Crossings wines have an enviable reputation for quality in several of the world's most discerning markets. The 143 hectare (353 acres) estate is planted on three distinctive vineyards, each on alluvial river terraces, on the northern bank of the Awatere River. Read less

Member Reviews for The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley

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Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
3.00 5
03/03/2012

Fresh cut grass smell. Grape fruity and citrus! Well balanced and light. I dont usually enjoy Sauvignon Blanc so this was a surprise for me!


Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
2.50 5
03/29/2012

This was part of a wine tasting showdown. More on the tastings at http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/03/showdown-saturday.html


External Reviews for The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
05/11/2012

The Crossings is named for its location in a special place where early European settlers first crossed the fast flowing waters of the Awatere River in Marlborough, New Zealand. The winery was founded by a group of wine lovers who dreamed of crafting outstanding wines from grapes grown in the picturesque Awatere Valley. The 353 acre estate is planted on three distinctive vineyards, each on alluvial river terraces, on the northern bank of the Awatere River. An ideal setting for ripe Sauvignon Blanc. The Wine Spectator described this 2011 as "Melon and green apple flavors are showcased here, with floral, mineral and fresh fennel details. Light and extremely refreshing, as the flavors glide. Nicely done. Drink now."


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

Pale yellow. Shy nose hints at lemon and pepper. Riper in the middle palate than the nose suggests, but with only moderate definition and grip to the flavors of citrus fruit, mint, green melon and herbs. In a middle-of-the-road style.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

The Crossings 2011 Sauvignon Blanc presents a pronounced nose of passion fruit, pink grapefruit, and bay leaf with a slightly sweaty/musky undercurrent. Medium bodied, crisp and with a good concentration of apple and citrus flavors, it finishes medium-long. Drink it now to 2013.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc displays lemon and lime aromas with some grassy notes and a touch of peas. Medium-bodied and crisp, it has adequate fruit concentration and a simple, medium to long length. Drink it now to 2014.



"The Crossings 2011 Sauvignon Blanc presents a pronounced nose of passion fruit, pink grapefruit, and bay leaf with a slightly sweaty/musky undercurrent. Medium bodied, crisp and with a good concentration of apple and citrus flavors, it finishes medium-long."Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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