Santa Carolina Reserva Sauv Blanc 2009

This is another of the wines I first tasted at the Chilean Wine event. The wine is quite pale in color as would be expected from a Sauv Blanc. On the nose there is a dominance of grassyness with little else shining through. On the mid pallet there are green fruit flavors and grassyness to match the bouquet. On the finish there are lots of tart flavors on a medium finish. The wine is quite young and it shows in the greenness. There are no sweet flavors to balance the tartness. The description on the back of bottle mentioned pineapple as a flavor. If it’s pineapple it sure isn’t the sweet golden pineapple but rather an unripe green pineapple. For my tastes this is an ok wine and especially for the price but I wouldn’t run out to grab a pile. I would give it an 87 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
SANTA CAROLINA SAUV BLANC RSV LCBO 337535 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 11.85
Wine, White Wine, 12.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Made in: Chile, Chile By: Vina Santa Carolina

Tasting Note
Pale straw colour; fresh, green apple aromas with a hint of lime zest; dry, medium bodied with a lemony palate.
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