Full Review

Paso Grande

Paso Grande
2019 Special Selection, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7.99
Best Buy

Paso Grande
2019 Special Selection, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe pineapple, snap peas, jalapeno, and roasted yellow bell pepper with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium finish with notes of lemon, ripe peach and hint of plantain with no oak flavor. A bright and tropical Sauvignon Blanc with crisp acidity and mouth-filling flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe pineapple, snap peas, jalepeno, and roasted yellow bell pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lemon, ripe peach and hint of plantain
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and tropical Sauvignon Blanc with crisp acidity and mouth-filling flavor.

The Producer

Terraustral Wine Company

The Producer
Hernando de Aguirre
Providencia Santiago, 1915
Chile
56 -22 679 0600

Their Portfolio

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88 Paso Grande 2019 Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $7.99.
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86 Paso Grande 2019 Special Selection, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley 12.5% (Chile) $7.99.
86 Paso Grande 2019 Special Selection Rosé, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $7.99.
BR Paso Grande 2019 Special Selection, Chardonnay, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $7.99. - Bronze Medal
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87 PKNT 2015 Gold Grand Reserve, Carmenère, Maule Valley 13.5% (Chile) $14.99.
BR PKNT 2016 Reserve, Carmenère, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
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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.