Wednesday, December 1, 2010

NewHarbor Sauvignon Blanc 2009

NewHarbor Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: September 2010
Purchase Price: $10.99

Our review: Straw with green highlights, this wine has aromas of gooseberry and lemongrass with slight citrus floral notes. Crisp on the palate with well balanced citrus fruit flavors that extend into a clean, refreshing finish.

Our rating: This is a very nice, harmonious example of this varietal from New Zealand. We found it very food friendly, enjoying our bottle with a soup and salad combination, but we think it would pair well with most any poultry or seafood dish. We rate it Above Average, nearly Excellent.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Opens with a playful interplay of bright gooseberry, grapefruit and fragrant honeysuckle, touched by hints of green chili. In the mouth, intense flavors of gooseberry and grapefruit dance through the palate, balanced by a subtle complexity that adds texture and depth. A crisp, lively minerality weaves through the long finish. Pair this tantalizing wine with seafood, light pastas or grilled chicken dishes."

Winery website: None found.

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