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February 21st, 2012

Chasing Venus on SeattlePi

by: Lane Giguiere

Wine writer Stan Reitan gives 2011 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc 90 points in SeattlePi:

2011 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc … Marlborough, New Zealand

Light grapefruit notes with hits of cut grass and gooseberries. Honeydew melon and grapefruit notes hit you up front with gooseberry showing up on the mid-palate through a long finish with light notes of  grapefruit on the backside. I like this one because it is not too heavy on the grapefruit. Good balance and racy acidity.  90 points

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February 9th, 2012

Chasing Venus in Marie Claire

by: Lane Giguiere

Marie Claire features Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc in a fun wine pairing twist for Valentine’s Day: what to serve for each stage of a relationship:

It’s Complicated: Sometimes things just don’t go so smoothly. He doesn’t totally get you, you don’t totally get him, but you’re both still into it. Hey, the chase can be fun, so drink down some Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc ($16). It’s from Marlborough, New Zealand, where the Sauvignon Blancs are full of tangy cantaloupe – the flavor’s very distinctive and some people love it (like me) and some don’t. See if your palletes are compatible, and maybe this will be the deciding factor on your relationship status.

Read more: Valentine’s Day Wines – What to Drink on Valentine’s Day – Marie Claire 

February 8th, 2012

Chasing Venus in Detroit News

by: Lane Giguiere

Our 2011 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc is the Detroit News Today’s Recommended Wine for February 8, 2012!

Today’s recommended wine

Selections are by wine columnist Sandra Silfven, unless otherwise noted.

Chasing Venus, 2011 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand, $16

“Chasing Venus is made in that pungent, rich, tart-dry gooseberry, grapefruit, herbal style so typical of Marlborough. It’s got body, a slam of flavor and great acidity for backbone. It’s so Marlborough in style, meaning full-bodied and flavorful. What a beguiling match with Michigan whitefish or pickerel, or Gulf shrimp. It’s by Crew Wine Co., run by the Giguiere family and imported by them. The Giguieres? Think John and Lane, and Toasted Head wines from California — and Dunnigan Hills in California.”

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January 5th, 2012

Chasing Venus in Top 40

by: Lane Giguiere recommends our 2010 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc in writer Stan Reitan’s Top 40 Under Twenty Bucks in 2011:

“Just another fantastic sauvignon blanc from New Zealand. It seems as if this wine region just keeps pumping out quality juice at excellent prices. Aromas of fresh cut grass and grapefruit. Vibrant acidity that drives the flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. The mid-palate displays notes of mango and papaya. There is a nice mineral quality along with a creamy texture in the mouth. The zippy flavors hang on for some time. I like this wine because it is not JUST grapefruit. It has a lot more personality and layers. It should be easy to get your hands on.  90 points