90 Points | International Wine Cellar , June 2012
Greenish-straw. High-pitched aromas of lime and lemongrass,
accented by a hint of white pepper and a sneaky, exotic pineapple
nuance. Packs a solid punch of orchard and tropical fruit flavors but
comes off almost weightless. The peppery note comes back strong on the
long, spicy finish. I like this wine's interplay of vivacity and power. (JR)
Virtually every wine region in Chile benefits from proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the cooling Humboldt Current that flows up from the South Pole. Although Chile extends more than 2,000 miles from north to south, its grape-growing regions are clustered in the center of the country, where rainfall is concentrated during the winter months, and where an absence of fungal diseases makes for relatively carefree grape-farming.
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For all of its name recognition and reputation for high-quality plantings and bottlings, Sauvignon Blanc has never been represented in lists or discussions of the spectacular wines of the world. But just because wines made from Sauvignon Blanc are rarely crafted for extended cellaring and don't command staggering sums in international auctions doesn't mean that...
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