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Spinyback Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Wine Review

Spinyback Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Spinyback Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Nelson, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2018-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Spinyback

Agent: Churchill Cellars Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Herbal and very grassy with big mouth-watering acidity for a variety of dishes. Medium-bodied and food-friendly. Lime zested on crushed stones on the finish. Try it with vegetarian pizza or seafood. With every purchase of Spinyback Sauvignon Blanc (Waimea Estates' second label), you will be assisting in the conservation efforts to protect the Tuatara ("Spinyback" in Mäori protected by law in 1895), New Zealand's largest reptile -- a half-metre in length and so named for its distinct crest of spines along its neck and back is now only found on the outer islands. The 2017 vintage was awarded Gold at the 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show.

Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: pasta, shellfish, Caesar salad, turkey pot pie.

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This Spinyback Sauvignon Blanc 2017 was reviewed on January 5, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 403402
  • $15.51 
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Reviews and Ratings

With every purchase of Spinyback Sauvignon Blanc (Waimea Estates' second label), you will be assisting in the conservation efforts to protect the Tuatara ("Spinyback" in Mäori protected by law in 1895), New Zealand's largest reptile -- a half-metre in length and so named for its distinct crest of spines along its neck and back is now only found on the outer islands; the major threat to the Tuatara are the rats that prey on the eggs and their young. So, with every sip of this spicy, liquid lemon and gooseberry Sauvignon Blanc, not only will you be enjoying a fresh and zesty wine, you will be assisting in efforts to protect the species. The 2017 vintage was awarded Gold at the 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show. The SB is fresh, vibrant on the palate with fresh melon, soft orange and basil and light fresh herbs on the palate. Beautifully balanced. Chill and enjoy now on its own to take advantage of all of its freshness. Or pair it with a seafood salad. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

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