In this review of Starborough Sauvignon Blanc we’ll go over the price, alcohol content, taste and more of this crisp white wine.
You’ll also find a great food pairing suggestion at the end of this review.
The Marlborough wine growing region is one of the sunniest areas in the country due to a ridge of mountains to the west that limit rainfall.
Also, the region has a long, cool growing season, which is advantageous for grape growing.
Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Tasting
For this review I tasted the 2014 vintage of this wine.
In the glass, the first thing that was noticeable were the countless tiny bubbles that appeared all over the glass. The wine itself was straw colored and pretty in appearance, giving off light brassy reflections.
It’s a leggy white, with legs that hold on for some time.
On the nose, Starborough Sauvignon Blanc delivers a crisp grapefruit aroma combined with other general citrus notes.
The aroma is enjoyable and the presence of alcohol is subtle.
Starborough Sauvignon Blanc alcohol content 12.5% by volume, per the bottle.
The wine’s aroma carries forward to the flavor. Its grapefruit and citrus flavors are mild, enjoyable and not overly sweet.
The aforementioned bubbles did not result in any carbonation in the taste.
This is a long finishing Sauvignon Blanc. The finish is carried equally by the wine’s flavor and its acidity. The flavor being a tad more enjoyable then the acidity.
Overall, I really enjoyed this wine. Its best part was the flavor and I liked the fact that it was subtle and not overly sweet.
Starborough Sauvignon Blanc price paid was $10.99.
Tasty and refreshing!
Suggested Food Pairing
The Starborough website provides several excellent suggested pairings and recipes to go along with this wine.
Being a big seafood and curry fan, my favorite is the Coconut Curry Lime Mussels. I’d expect the crisp aspects of this wine to compliment the heavier coconut curry. The Goat Cheese Spread sounds great too!