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Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Origin: New Zealand

Artisan Vineyard Notes

Characteristics: The Private Bin label represents Villa Maria’s commitment to approachable, consistent, quality wine. An excellent value range popular with wine drinkers throughout the world.

Bursting aromas of ripe passion fruit, fresh citrus lime and an exotic herbaceous complexity. A juicy mid-palate with fullness and length, finishing with a refreshing crisp acidity. -Winemaker's notes
Food Pairings: Enjoy chilled with fresh seafood, shellfish, salads and vegetable dishes or simply on its own.
Expert Review
87 Points - Pale yellow. Bright aromas of gooseberry, mint and licorice. Moderately dense and juicy, with bright lemony acidity giving cut to the middle palate. Finishes with adequate length.
-Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sep/Oct 08

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