Spring is Cold

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks for Wines of Chile.

Well, the first day of spring passed and it’s still really cold.  Spring my rear end…it’s still 40 out!  I’m hoping that when we get back from Sonoma it will be nice and warm and I will be justified in drinking all these crisp white wines I love!  I chose the 2008 Carmen Reserva Sauvignon Blanc from the Casablanca Valley in Chile to drink last night.  It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $10.

On the nose I found gooseberries, grapefruit, citrus, lemon, slight vanilla, and sharp grass.  From the nose, I would honestly have picked this one as a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc if I hadn’t known it came from Chile.  In the mouth I got flavors of lemon, lime, grapefruit, tropical notes, grass, and lots of citrus.  Overall, I found the wine to be very refreshing with great acidity.  Nicely done for $10.

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2 Responses

  1. Sounds delicious! Love the combination of slight vanilla and sharp grass. Cheers!

  2. Thanks Randy. I’ll be writing about a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc I liked even better later this week!

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