Discovering a new source for a familiar wine or a new expression of terroir is always a joy for a jaded wine lover like myself. I am guilty of prejudice and bias just like anyone else, but I am also happy to let the world know of my mistakes. Such is the case with Chile and the country’s quite brilliant Sauvignon Blanc wines.
Until a recent trip to Chile, I had been under the impression that much of their Sauvignon Blanc was rather formulaic and quite commercial in style. Now I know that the best wines are all worth trying. There is a coming together of styles in Chile’s Sauvignon Blanc that blends mineral, fruit and herbaceous notes in a seamless package. Casa Silva Cool Coast is certainly one of the very finest expressions of this marriage.