This wine is quite pale in color. The bouquet is spot on New Zealand style grassy sauv blanc. On the tastes the wine has lovely rich lemon/grassy flavors. You could close your eyes and believe you are drinking a Kim Crawford which for me is the benchmark. On the finish the wine is on the lighter side of medium with a bit of tartness but just a touch. All in all a very enjoyable wine. 95 seems REALLY generous but I would say a good solid 90. Very well done. We paired it with BBQ pork and it went well. I will be tripping back to grab some more for sure!
From the LCBO web site:
STELLA BELLA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2008 Margaret River Western Australia TASTING NOTE: The winemaking team led by Janice McDonald know exactly how to extract the best from high-quality sauvignon grapes. It has a fragrant and flowery bouquet a lissom palate offering passionfruit kiwi fruit and redcurrant flavours has vibrancy and thrust with a long clean finish. Drink now with poached scallops Score – 95. (James Halliday www.winecompanion.com.au Top 100 2008) 108159 $19.95
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