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Te Awa Farms Sauvignon Blanc - 2003(W-127)

Te Awa Farms Sauvignon Blanc
Tangy, Zesty

Winery Story

Te Awa Farm is a unique place. The full name in Maori - Te Awa o Te Atua - means River of God, a reference to the mysterious subterranean st... (more...)reams over which Te Awa Farm sits, and from which its single estate grown wines draw their sublime character. In 1992 the Lawson family -- longtime grape growers -- established the Hawke's Bay property.

Tasting Note

Tangy and crisp with a lovely smooth finish, this Sauvignon Blanc was the best of the bunch. On the nose are delicate tropical notes of pine... (more...)apple with some crisp pear and a touch of oak. The same crisp, fruity notes continue on the palate with zesty kiwi and ruby red grapefruit flavors.

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February 05, 2010
I was excited about this wine because I really enjoyed the Crocodillo. However this is a big wine in need of a big meal.Great full wine for a lower alcohol wine. Fruity on the nose with a crisp finish.


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December 30, 2008
Very enjoyable.


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November 10, 2008
Love this SB--more European in style than most New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. Tasty and refreshing.

Tags: European, New Zealand, Sauvingon Blanc, Te Awa
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November 10, 2008
Not a huge fan.


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November 10, 2008
Supperior to Cloudy Bay. Excellent fruit and not overly tart. Long after taste.


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May 10, 2007
actual rating: 3.5


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May 10, 2007
too fruity


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October 31, 2006
Very smooth and subtle.


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October 24, 2006
Nice Sav. Med bodied.


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October 19, 2006
Crisp with a little thickness that was satisfying. Had lovely floral/fruity aroma.


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October 02, 2006
Crisp drinkable with a nice finish. Paired nicely with fish. serving tempurature importnat to the overall enjoyment of this wine.


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September 25, 2006
I normally do not like Sauvignon Blanc. However, this one was wonderful.


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September 24, 2006
Clean, crisp, well balanced


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September 24, 2006
surprisingly flowery for a sauvignon blanc, exceedigly complex, very enjoyable


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September 13, 2006
Great. Big. Great with food. 'nuff said.


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September 06, 2006
Loved it!


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August 30, 2006
GOOD


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August 30, 2006
Delightful citrus Sauvignon Blanc enjoyed with Loster salad. Perfect balance and blend.


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August 23, 2006
Tried with Thomas, Carolyn & Yale with Brie Cheese and Shrimp appetizers at Carolyn's. Thought it was a bit dull and not crisp enough.


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August 08, 2006
Great Sauvignon Blanc! Very much enjoyed the wine and look forward to drinking it again!


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July 31, 2006
Delicious, dry, crisp.


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July 25, 2006
really good


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July 24, 2006
It was sort of between California and Marlborough sauv blanc--not quite as acidic as Marlborough, but more so than California and also relatively full-bodied for a sauv blanc.


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July 19, 2006
Very crisp, maybe a little too much so for my tastes. It's not as refreshing as I had hoped--more of a "sipping" wine.


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July 07, 2006
Great taste. It had a slight effervessence which I liked. The noise was excellent. I will purchase this.


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July 02, 2006
Good for a New Zealand sauv. blanc - not too grapefruity


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June 29, 2006
nice - a simple not too sweet sauv blanc.


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June 25, 2006
This was a delicious introduction to the wine club. Ted & I shared this bottle over a little take out Italian food - penne ala vodka. I think Ted liked it even more than I did!


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June 08, 2006
A fruit-centered sweet, pearish aroma; light in appearance; a light, green, sharply complex flavor. I prefer something a bit smoother.


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May 24, 2006
YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM! I LOVE this wine! it's just heavenly! Te Awa must be such a magical place b/c their wines are AMAZING!


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April 20, 2006
Though not in one sitting...I ended up drinking the whole thing myself! I liked it alot.


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March 19, 2006
very light summery wine-good beach wine


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March 15, 2006
Crisp, lively. Fun. Good stand alone.


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March 13, 2006
This was a perfect S.B. A lot of flavor for a SB.


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March 11, 2006
very very nice... dry but full flavor. good pick


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March 05, 2006
Enjoyed this with A, H, & K watching Black Hawk Down.


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February 25, 2006
Really nice Sauvignon Blanc... fruity, but not too heavy. It reminded me that I like this variety of wine and should start ordering it more often (along with Chenin Blancs).


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February 21, 2006
Smooth, light and crisp. My wife and her friend enjoyed it.


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February 13, 2006
Crisp but not too dry. Jojo thought aftertaste base a bit tangy.


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February 12, 2006
Excellent, full-bodied sauvignon blanc with major citrus overtones; distinctive flavor and a tangy aftertaste; perhaps too pungent for a starter but great with a main course, especially fish or a light meat like pork.


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January 20, 2006
gave both Christa and me a headache. Too much kick .


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