2011 Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand…


On the tasting table today is the 2011 Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough New Zealand.

On a brightness scale I would say this wine is star bright with a low intensity.

The color is a pale straw…

This wine has a medium viscosity level.

The intensity is medium minus.

On the nose the aroma is youthful.

There are hints of passion fruit, ripe star fruit, pineapple, grapefruit and lime.

I did not sense any wood, instead a slight hint of chalky, stony minerality, butter, and orange blossom were definitely present.

On the palate, this wine’s sweetness level was off dry with a medium body.

There were notes of pineapple, pear, grapefruit, lime, and passion fruit. Also some slight chalky, stony mineral notes and no wood.

Other notes of honey and orange blossom were abundant.

The tannins were low, and there was a high acidity level.

On a complexity level I would give this wine a medium minus with a short length.

Overall, I would rate this wine as easy drinking and refreshing. A wine to definitely try for $14.99! Pairs really well with goat cheese, boursin, feta, fresh mozzarella and ricotta cheeses…

Categories: Whites

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One Comment on “2011 Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand…”

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