I have a friend or two, maybe more, who tease me about ‘falling in love’ with certain grapes or styles of wine for a few weeks and then moving on to something else.
Well, I’m not as bad as a year ago but still guilty.
Friday night I opened a bottle of Cono Sur Organic Sauvignon Blanc, a 2009 San Antonio Valley offering at $13.
It definitely has the big citrus we’ve all come to expect in Sauv Blanc. I really liked the tart lime sense I was getting on the palate. There is grass and maybe even a hint of pineapple. This was very well-balanced wine. It wasn’t overly mineral or grassy which is what made me really love it.
A real wine geek I guess would call it elegant.
It’s great bang-for-your-buck white wine. If you can’t find Cono Sur (and I suggest you try) there are lots of other Chilean Sauv Blancs out there.
This bottle came as a trade sample along with a bottle of their Pinot Noir. I’ll pop that Pinot open soon to see if it holds up to the quality of the white!
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