2014 Section 94

TASTING NOTE

Bouquet: Restrained funk, citrus notes, exotic fruits and floral tones.

Palate: Nutty. solids give palate weight and texture.

Food match: Fish (especially Salmon), poultry, soft white cheeses.

Cellaring: Ideally enjoyed as a young wine, may be cellared for several years.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region              Marlborough
Alcohol 14.0%
pH 3.10
Acidity 6.6 g/l 
Residual Sugar 1.25 g/l
Maturation

18 months in older
French Oak barrel

Section 94

A fuller bodied, textural style of Sauvignon Blanc. This single vineyard parcel is situated within the Dog Point Vineyard, using the same low cropping level from vines planted in 1992. Fruit is hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented and aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottled without fining.

REVIEWS

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate - 94 Points

A barrel-fermented, no holds-barred style of Sauvignon Blanc, the 2014 Section 94 delivers honeyed peaches, lemon tart and pink grapefruit on the nose with hints of struck match (sulfides), lightly browned toast and yeast extract. The palate is wonderfully intense with a gorgeous, creamy texture and tons of flavor layers, finishing long. Wow – this vintage is firing on all cylinders and should age beautifully over the next 5-7+ years.

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