Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc 120 2012
120 Sauvignon Blanc is a refreshing, fruity, and balanced wine. The nose offers an enjoyable balance of citrus and tropical fruit, along with the herbal notes typical of this variety. The presence of 2% Semillon boosts the fruit sensation, lending the wine pleasant, persistent and balanced aromas and flavors.
One half glass
External Reviews for Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc 120
120 Chardonnay 2009 - 85 Points & A Greatest Value, Wine Spectator/
120 Chardonnay - 85 points, Wine Spectator Online/ Good clean, direct apple and pear notes are backed by a modestly buttery edge. Fresh finish. Drink now.
120 Chardonnay - A Best Value, Parker's Wine Bargains/ The unoaked Chardonnay "120" offers crisp apple and pear aromas.
Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012 - 87 points, Wine Enthusiast/ This is a perfectly good, honest Chilean SB with snappy, pungent aromas of gooseberry, grapefruit and lime. The mouth is racy as it should be, with textbook lime, grapefruit, nettle and pithy flavors...
Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in Chile’s Maipo Valley, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile. In 1980, it was acquired by the late owner, Ricardo Claro, under whom Santa Rita has reaped the rewards of continuous investment, resulting in a period of impressive growth, during which the winery has consolidated its position in the vanguard of Chile’s most successful and innovative estates. Grapes for Santa Rita’s Medalla Real wines are hand-harvested at optimal ripeness from the estate’s best and oldest vines. With intense fruit, the Medalla Real Sauvignon Blanc is simultaneously elegant and classical in style. This wine reflects the very best that the exceptional Chilean terroir can offer. Production Area Cool temperatures in Leyda result from their proximity to Chile’s Pacific coastline, leading to a slow ripening of fruit and subsequent rich concentration of aromas. Experience has shown that these vineyards offer some of the finest terroir in South America for producing Sauvignon Blanc. Grape Varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc Vinification In late March through mid-April, the grapes are picked, destemmed, crushed, and pressed. The free run and press juices are separated by tasting to select only the fraction that best represents the fresh and fruity characteristics and texture. The must is fermented at low temperatures to retain all of its fruitiness, and the finished wine is conserved on its lees in stainless steel for four months to develop mouthfeel and complexity. It is later clarified and cold stabilized before bottling. Color Brilliant light greenish-yellow in color Bouquet Grapefruit and lemon blossom citrus notes Taste Elegant and compact, this is a tremendously balanced wine with vibrant acidity. On the palate it develops its fruity components and delivers a long, distinctly mineral, fruit-driven finish. Alcohol 14% Serving Suggestions Ideal as an aperitif or with seafood dishes such as oysters, lobsters and shrimp.
Medalla Real Sauvignon Blanc 2012 - 92 points, Wine & Spirits/ This is a powerful white, almost as structured as a red wine. Its nectarine and grapefruit notes combine with riper flavors of passion fruit, the acidity pushing it along so it falls across the palate in a refreshing avalanche of flavor.
120 Chardonnay 2008 - Sante/ Candied lemon on the nose and palate which segues into tropical fruit notes of pineapple and ripe tangerine. Clean and offering a broad, sweet fruit palate which is oak-free.
Food Pairings for Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc 120
Dietary Information: Kosher
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