Wine review: Nobilo 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (New Zealand)

Nobilo-Sauvignon-BlancAlthough Nobilo produces wines from all over New Zealand, this “regional collection” almost as good as their higher end Icon label. Tart but not shockingly mouth-sucking like some Marlborough Sauvignons Blancs, it has a lusciously well balanced acidity level. Characteristic grapefruit, but also tropical pineapple, pear and a lemon-lime finish. Light-bodied, refreshing and quite quaffable. Not to mention CHEAP!

Sweetness: 1 (out of 10)
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Price: $11 – $14
Occasion: Sent as a sample from the winery and consumed with fresh chevre goat cheese
Availability: In grocery stores but you might see the 2008 vintage, which is equally as good.


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