Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Casa Viva Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Name: Casa Viva Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Origin: Casablanca Valley, Chile
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Bottle closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: August 2008
Purchase Price: $7.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "This is a rich, intensely flavoured wine. On both the nose and the palate the wine displays a blend of grassy and ripe tropical citrus notes with a notable acidity and dry finish."

ABC Wines review: Golden yellow in color, this wine has a strong fragrance of tropical fruit, primarily of pineapple and mango. The fruit flavors on the palate are accompanied by a brisk acidity. The finish is rather hot and overly astringent. A good choice for grilled fish with a fruit chutney. Our score: Possibly past its prime at this point, still, there are better Chilean wines at this price. Average at best.

Winery website: None found.

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