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85 • San Rafael 2008 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley $12.
Brilliant straw hue. Attractive, varietally correct, herbaceous nose. A crisp entry leads a clean, zesty, medium-bodied palate. A refreshing unoaked Sauvignon with a snappy finish. Good as an aperitif or with seafood. (tasted on Oct-06-2009)
85 • Vina La Rosa 2008 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Cachapoal Valley $11.99.
Brilliant yellow-straw hue. Ripe tropical fruit aromas carry a honeyed edge. A lush entry leads a rounded, moderately full-bodied palate with good richness. Acidity lends freshness. Not overly varietal--a richer, Chardonnay-leaning style. Try with poultry. (tasted on Oct-06-2009)
84 • Tamaya 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Limari Valley $9.99.
Brilliant straw hue. Clean, minerally fresh lime peel nose. A crisp entry leads a moderately light-bodied palate with zesty acidity and taut flavors. A refreshing, lighter style with a metallic edge to the finish. Try with shellfish. (tasted on Oct-06-2009)
83 • Vina La Rosa 2008 La Palma, Sauvignon Blanc, Cachapoal Valley $8.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Bright yellow-straw hue. Subdued, minerally sweet citrus aromas. A crisp entry leads a generous, moderately full-bodied palate with clean citrus flavors. Acidity makes for a refreshing finish. Drink now. (tasted on Oct-06-2009)