Some of the most popular Sauvignon Blanc's in the world come from the Casablanca Valley, considered Chile's first cool-climate region. The maritime influence from the Pacific Ocean moderates the average temperatures and generates perfect conditions for white varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. Wines from this region have a cool, crisp freshness and intense aromatics. In fact, this coastal area is a mirror image of the Central Coast and Monterey wine regions of California. Aromas of fresh cut grapefruit, citrus, and lime zest are mirrored on the light-bodied but lively palate. Excellent balance between fruit notes and acidity, this is stylistically in the middle of a grassy New Zealand Sauvignon and the steel cut French version. Listed as the only $10 Sauvignon Blanc in Wine Spectator's recent Global Wine Values of 2023, this is an amazing white wine for the price!
"Sliced apples, fresh pears, lemons, white grapefruit and elderflowers on the nose. Green tea and puffed rice, too. Medium-bodied with bright acidity and a clean, vibrant palate. Crisp and mineral finish. Drink now. Screw cap." James Suckling, 90 Points