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2008 Uva Mira Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch
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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2009

($20) Pale, bright yellow. Pungent aromas of citrus pith and minerals, with a cool, peppery aspect. Juicy and savory, with a strong herbal side and plenty of inner-mouth perfume. There's almost a metallic edge to this uncompromising sauvignon, which finishes a bit shrill and could use a bit more supporting depth.

89 Points | Wine Spectator

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