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Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Origin: New Zealand
Characteristics: The nose is of a riper, sweeter gooseberry; the ripest in the bowl. There is less pungent grapeyness too and some really snappy, refreshingly tart acids. Normally Villa Maria is made in a rounder, more succulent style with apricots and peach, but this year it is more direct in a more linear style. It is more Loire than it has ever been. -Wine review by BH, August 2009

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Price: $18.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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