Sauvignon Republic Marlborough 2008

Sauvignon Republic, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc 2008 The current vintage shows plenty gooseberry and freshly cut grass. In the mouth, it is racy as ever, with added depth of flavor and a sense of citrus peel – very nice. Notes on the ’07: This wine pulls no punches with its intense honoring of Sauvignon’s grassy side and the amplification of bell peppers. We recently tasted this bottling along with the Stellenbosch and the Russian River bottlings in the same flight.  The Stellenbosch was also no slouch in its intensity though certainly less herbaceous. The Russian River was much more discreet and from the 2006 vintage.

The soils are gravel and clay on this northern part of the south island. P&B in Marlborough 13% $18.14 after the discount at Shamrock Liquor in Fort Smith, Arkansas Sauvignon Republic

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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