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2011 Cloudy Bay Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2012

Green-tinged yellow.  Good dusty, spicy lift to the ripe, inviting aromas of orange pith, grapefruit and minerals.  Broad, supple and ripe, with harmonious acidity giving shape to the sexy soft citrus, tropical fruit and dusty herb flavors.  Easygoing for this bottling, conveying very good but not outstanding grip.  Finishes pure and persistent, with a slight narrowing at the end.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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