Full Review

La Playa

La Playa
2021 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Sustainable Agriculture
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
Best Buy

La Playa
2021 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of melon and pineapple rind, meyer lemon, cut grass, and tarragon and cactus with a soft, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish revealing impressions of kiwi and honeyed pomelo with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A tasty and easy drinking sauvignon blanc that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: melon and pineapple rind, meyer lemon, cut grass, and tarragon and cactus
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of kiwi and honeyed pomelo
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Stickers, Hawaiian Pizza, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty and easy drinking sauvignon blanc that is sure to please.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Suite K
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.