Stone Paddock 2008 Sauvignon Blanc - 87pts

Stone Paddock 2008 Sauvignon Blanc (Hawkes Bay) New Zealand

Availability: Limited.

Cost: $15-19

Alcohol: 12.5%

Date Tasted: June 19th, 2010

Tasting Notes: I first tasted this delicious and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc at the Vancouver International Wine Festival in April where the full line-up of Stone Paddock wines impressed. It's a good example of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at a good price with classic gooseberry and grapefruit aromas and flavours. The high acid on the palate adds a welcomed refreshing element to the wine and is never overbearing as it is nicely balanced by the concentration of flavours which include a strong minerality component.

Only a few BCLDB stores have the wine in stock today. This may have to be ordered special until it finds local distribution. Drink now through 2012.
 - Liam Carrier

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