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At The Village Wine Bar yesterday

2003 Spy Valley (NZ)
2003 Vie Di Romans Sauvignon Piere (Italy)
2003 Martinelli Vineyard (CA)

The Spy Valley was mouth (and eye) watering. Beautiful citrus nose and a delicious grapefruit flavour. The first taste showed huge acidity. It was like drinking grapefruit juice, but after that you got used to it. It was crying out for some good white fish.

The Vie Di Romans had a very creamy mouthfeel and low acidity that I would normally associate with a Chardonnay that's undergone ML. It really didn't work for me.

The Martinelli was pleasant; not as crisp as the Spy Valley. Nose was unmistakeable Sauvignon Blanc. At first I wsn't greatly impressed, but it grew on me.

Of the three the Spy Valley was the only one I'd consider buying.
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It was like drinking grapefruit juice, but after that you got used to it.


See, that is the flavor I don't like, but it seems to be more the norm than the exception on ones I've had recently. I don't like the overly tangy SB's that give you that acidy grapefruit taste.

I Think I'm coming down from my SB kick over the last few years. Since 2002, unless it's Cloudy Bay, I seem to enjoy less and less of them.

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