Full Review

La Playa

La Playa
2022 Estate Series, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.30%
Certified Sustainable
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
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La Playa
2022 Estate Series, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.30%
Straw color. Herbal, green, grassy aromas and flavors of lemon and green apple, jalapeño, goose berry, and cassis leaf with a satiny, crisp, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, appealing, buoyant finish imparting notes of gooseberry, under ripe mango and canned pineapple, and sweet pickled peppers with no oak flavor. Vibrant tropical fruit flavors balance with crisp acidity and playful herbaceous notes; pair this Sauvignon Blanc with appetizers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemon and green apple, jalapeño, goose berry, and cassis leaf
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of gooseberry, under ripe mango and canned pineapple, and sweet pickled peppers
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Vibrant tropical fruit flavors balance with crisp acidity and playful herbaceous notes; pair this Sauvignon Blanc with appetizers.

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.