Category Archives: Marlborough

Kiwi Sparkling

No.1 Family Estate Marlborough Cuvee No.1 Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine nv Crisp and concentrated, like biting into a green apple. As with Blanc de Blancs from Champagne, this is 100% Chardonnay, aged two years en tirage. Owner & winemaker … Continue reading

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Critter by a Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Intense green characters, like cutting grass in the summer on a windy day with plenty of acidity. There is full concentration on the palate. Machine harvested, fermented in stainless and aged on the lees … Continue reading

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The Saint

Saint Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Vibrant grapefruit and grassy aromas are flanked by ample acidity and citrus on the palate – mouth-tingling. Owned by the Ibbotson family; winemaker Matt Thomson. P&B in Blenheim 13% $13.49 at Bottle Barn      Saint … Continue reading

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Wooping it up in the Republic

Their is ample acidity in both wines in this flight. The WW adds a slight richness whereas the Sauvignon Republic pulls no punches with its intense honoring of Sauvignon’s grassy side. Woop Woop South Australia Verdelho 2006 Winemaker Ben Riggs. … Continue reading

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Steve Bird Marlborough Old Schoolhouse Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2006 P&B in Tauranga 13.5% $12.49 at Bottle Barn Steve Bird Lucien Albrecht Alsace Gewurztraminer Reserve 2006 Winemaker and proprietor Jean Albrecht. Bottled in Orschwihr 13% $14.49 at Bottle Barn Albrecht

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PG 3

This flight provides some noticeable contrast in PG styles. The Shaky Bridge has a bit of onion-skin color and herbaceous characters with some of that BO we associate with Sauvignon. The Albrecht Alsatian is quite rounded and lower in acidity. … Continue reading

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Riesling Revue

More recently we tasted a variation on the original revue below. This flight features 3 wines. First there is the 06 Aurum then the 06 Polish Hill from Grosset and last a more mature bottle of the Pewsey Vale. Notes … Continue reading

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