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2009 Cloudy Bay Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2010

($25) Bright, pale greenish yellow. Pungent, lightly herbaceous aromas of grapefruit pith, lemon grass, pepper and flint. Then dry and penetrating in the mouth, with a slightly raw peppery aspect to the lemon zest flavor. Less broad than the 2008 version and a bit skinny for a sauvignon from this producer. (Moet Hennessy USA New York NY)

89 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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