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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - Tour of Chile Part 2 (Coastal Whites) Saturday Splurge

Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - Tour of Chile Part 2 (Coastal Whites) Saturday Splurge
The label even looks cool!

100% Sauvignon Blanc from Colchagua Valley, Chile.

SRP of $25 and available for as low as $22. Sample received courtesy Wines of Chile for review purposes.

From the bottle:
"This wine comes from the rolling hills of Colchagua's Cool Coast region, a magical spot swept by the constant fresh breezes from the Pacific Ocean. It is the most recent example of the Silva's family pioneering quest for maximum quality, and opens up a new western frontier for Colchagua Valley's terroirs...Ideal for Sauvignon Blanc. Our Cool Coast has intense aromas of fresh pineapple with citric notes, the palate is firm with refreshing acidity and mineral character. A very elegant and long finish which reflects the cooler climate and terroir.

13.0% Alcohol"
This is our second wine in our ongoing series on coastal whites of Chile, and today's wine is the only one in the series over $20. We haven't included many white wines in our Saturday Splurge series, but this one is pretty unique. Well, really all these wines are pretty unique as the cooler climate on the Chilean coast is conducive to growing some very flavorful white grapes. And today's wine is very flavorful indeed!

The 2011 Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc begins with inviting aromas of pineapple and green herbs and is a bit grassy. The latter does not carryover when tasting; however. So how does it taste? Excellent. This is a refreshing wine with good acidity and great tart and sour flavors of grapefruit, citrus and green herbs. Reminded me a bit of sour candy, but I really liked it. The finish is crisp and good. This easy to drink and flavorful wine is really quite nice overall, so nice it qualifies for a Saturday Splurge!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.






Wines in the Chile Coastal Whites series:
2011 Vina Casablanca Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Chardonnay
2011 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
2010 De Martino Legado Reserva Chardonnay
2011 Veramonte Ritual Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Los Vascos Barons de Rothschild Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Chardonnay

Also be sure to check out Tour of Chile Part 1 series on Carménère!

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