Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Sauvignon Blanc Tasted 6/2013

7. Viña Peñalolén Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley (2012)

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A little smoky and earthy on the nose with a touch of passion fruit rinds and pithy grapefruit aromas. Small and tart on entry, this quickly reveals a sweet wrapping of orange cream and almost peachy fruit buffering the acidity. This lacks a bit of focus on the palate, but does deliver a fairly rich and creamy mouthful of fruit that finishes with cleansing acids and some astringent grapefruit flavors. 84pts
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  • 345791gentlemanjack45 Merry Edwards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc was amazing; floral, nice perfume, grapefruit, pear, fig, wonderful acidity, complex, good body. Bet you can't buy just one, this one you buy by the case!

  • 1143518Rob Stoddard Clos du Val offers a pleasant and reasonably priced Sauvignon Blanc -- more I think for American palates than for European or Aussie/New Zealand tastes. Even though they're known for their reds, this white is worth checking out. Thanks however for these great recommendations.

  • 1192955shark37 What about Marlborough?

  • 380030lcd123 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc is always good. I am partial to New Zealand SB, but I'm open to trying some French versions.

  • 77774Lestat11331 Domaine du Rin du Bois from Loire Valley is a wonderful inexpensive Sauvignon Blanc for everyday drinking

  • 1298758macdermid2 Mohua is my favorite, but it's hard to find sometimes. Crisp, with lots of grapefruit, moderately priced. Have also enjoyed Frenzy which is reasonably priced.

  • 1300464Larry16 Fiddlehead Happy Canyon has been my favorite for years.

  • 491306YossiD My perspective is a bit different as I drink almost exclusively Israeli wines. I can recommend these: * Ella Valley SB 2012 - crisp, grassy, refreshing * Chillag SB 2012 (with 5% Viognier) - this one is atypical and very interesting * Barkan Reserve 2012 - typical refreshing SB at a bargain price * Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois SB 2011 - obviously not Israeli but offered at a recent wine festival in Israel. Excellent almost fragile SB. If anyone's interested I've written about these in recent postings on my wine blog ( I hope it's ok to say that here - the blog is just for fun, nothing commercial.

  • 77774Lestat11331 For Israeli wines I do prefer the red. Yarden Cab or Galil Pinot Noir.

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  • 77774Lestat11331 Hi Yossi, I do drink Israeli whits, I only prefer the reds. Golan Heights Chardonnay and Moscato are found in my cellar and on my wine list. I also have Shvo Chenin Blanc, Pelter Unoaked Chardonnay, and Golan Moscato. Really good whites

  • 95889FineWineMike SB is my favorite white...favorites include Duckhorn, Groth, Frog's Leap, St. Supery, Rodney Strong Provenance and Ladera.

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  • 1296095Lorrie503 I love Kim Crawford. Matua Valley is my everyday favorite.

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