Shadow Bay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc – Wine Review

Shadow Bay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017

This is a wine review of a Shadow Bay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc by Phantom Bay Wines. The vintage chosen for this review is the 2017.  The wine is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes and is from the Marlborough region of New Zealand with an alcohol level of 11.5%. This Shadow Bay Sauvignon Blanc prices around $9.99. 


This Shadow Bay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is clear with pale straw or lemon color with hints of green. 


The nose is clean with a medium intensity of aromas. The aromas consist of gooseberry, pineapple, passion fruit and grapefruit for the fruity notes. The non-fruity notes are some stone and minerality. 


This wine is dry with high acidity and medium bodied. The flavor profile was high in intensity with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, passion fruit guava and some ginger. The finish was long with a nice clean minerality component. This wine is youthful. 

Overall Experience 

This Shadow Bay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc had complexity, intensity and a nice finish making it a very good wine. A great value overall for $9.99. This wine is made for drinking now and not suitable for further aging. 


Food – Shellfish, Vegan, Salads

Cigar – Gilberto Oliva Reserva

Publication Ratings

Wine Enthusiast – 2016 Vintage – 88pts. 

About Phantom Bay

Cloaked in darkness, the brisk evening breeze creeps through our vineyards like a Phantom in the night, cooling the grapes to preserve their ripe fruit flavors.

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