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Reif Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Monique Sosa reviewed this wine as follows:

Interesting take on Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas show prominent flinty notes upfront with an under layer of stone fruit and tropical fruit. On the palate, you’ll taste a quick rush of guava, peach, honey and Thai sweet basil. Though the flavours drop quickly. If your a fan of zesty grassy mouthwatering lipsmacking limey Sauvignon Blanc, you find this one underwhelming. If you like fresh, crisp, easy drinking patio sippers then give it a try! Tasted March 2018 by @sommsosa
Jon Steeves rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pale gold with a slight orange hue. Big aromatics of gooseberry, white pepper, white grapefruit. On the palate, lime zest, gooseberry, basil leaf. Zesty with medium acidity and medium alcohol. Short finish with persistence of grapefruit and gooseberry. Paired well with fish tacos. Tasted 2017 vintage in March 2018. 88 points
Colin McKone rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Watery in colour with just a hint of straw and aromas of melon, peach, white pepper and lemon. It is light bodied with mouthwatering acidity with flavours of peach and white pepper. A great value wine that will pair nicely with green salads or seafood. Tasted on March 11, 2018.

Natalie's Review

Reif Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario VQA, Canada: A refreshing and vibrant Niagara Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of melon and lime. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. Perfect for seafood and shellfish. Drink: 2018-2020. 247825 13% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. April 13, 2018 Best Value White Wine.  Full Review



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