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Boulder Bank Sauvignon Blanc 2009

You don’t get to be the chief muckety muck and winemaker at Allied Domecq if you don’t know how to make wine – no matter how commercial the company is. You don’t have the responsibility of being overseer to wines such as Gary Farrell, Clos du Bois, William Hill to name just a few, if you don’t know how to make wine. And you don’t get to make your own wines in New Zealand and California if you don’t know how to make wine. Your name is Nick Goldschmidt and you learnt the text book stuff at a college called Wagga Wagga! Then you spent the rest of your life devoted to making, learning, and consulting for the very best, most passionate wine in the world.

Quite an intro for a $15.00 New Zealand sauvignon. Boulder Bank, made by Nick comes from vineyards in NZ’s Marlborough Valley – specifically the Kerseley vineyards on Opawa River – renowned as some of the best vineyard land in Marlborough. Put aside thoughts of commercial sauvignon blanc made now by the likes of Cloudy Bay and others – this is low yield, low production sauvignon at a wonderful price. Bright fruit on the palate – not too tropical but unmistakably NZ. Great length on the finish – literally minutes. Lovely acidity but again, not overwhelmingly green or gooseberry. This is a NZ white that is a treasure to find and to drink – loved it.

  • Producer: Boulder Bank Winery
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Production: Small
  • Availability: Yes. $15.00 pb. $156.00 per case

Order: Ordering is simple. Click on the e-mail link below and tell me how many bottles you think you may want. We’ll figure out the rest from there and reply to your e-mail within 1 day.

wineatfive@verizon.net

 
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