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2014 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc "Icon"

Winery: Nobilo

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Icon"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $18

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 5, 2015

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with an inviting gooseberry and honeydew melon bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, acidic and lively. The flavor profile is a ripe yellow grapefruit with notes of tangerine. We also detected hints of lemon-lime and green pepper towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This Sauvignon Blanc would pair with swordfish kabobs. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aroma: The warmish 2014 vintage provided ripe kaffir lime and banana aromas that complement the classic fresh herb, lime leaf, jalepeno herbal tones. Palate: Supremely elegant yet powerful Sauvignon Blanc with a taut, linear structure, dense concentration balanced by racy acidity and classical wet stone minerality. Food Pairing: Pan-seared monkfish with fresh asparagus.

Organic status: not organic

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